All That Glitters May Not Be Gold

TitleAll That Glitters May Not Be Gold
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsCombs, GF
Date Published10/2001
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAGRICULTURE , BIOETHICS , BIOLOGY , Developing , Emerging Technologies , Environmental Ethic , FOOD , Genetic , GENETICALLY , GMO , Golden , malnutrition , micronutrients , Product and Consumer Safety , SOUTH , SUSTAINABILITY , vitamin
AbstractIn this decision case, a congressional staffer must weigh a number of competing concerns and issues, including popular reactions to genetically modified organisms, in deciding how to present information to her boss, an influential congressman drafting legislation to support agricultural research. The case explores the social and biological issues surrounding micronutrient malnutrition, including deficiencies of several vitamins and essential minerals, especially iron, iodine, and vitamin A, which affect at least one-third of the world’s population, primarily in developing nations. Developed for a graduate-level seminar on “Genomics, Agriculture, Food Systems and Development,” the case teaches about the issues surrounding genomic applications in agriculture and their implications to health, environmental stewardship, economic sustainability, and national development.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameAll That Glitters May Not Be Gold
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