Do You Really Know What You're Eating?

TitleDo You Really Know What You're Eating?
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsShew, W, Reese, MC
Corporate AuthorsBirmingham-Southern College, Department of Biology,, Mississippi State University, Department of Biological Sciences,
Date Published06/2007
PublisherNational Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsAgricultural , AGRICULTURE , allergen , anaphylactic , Bacillus , Biological Engineering , BIOLOGY , BIOTECHNOLOGY , Bt , corn , ELISA , ENVIRONMENTAL ethics , FOOD , gene , GENETICALLY , GENETICS , GMO , recombinant , Transgenic
AbstractStarting from a fictional “news” report about an apparent allergic reaction to a taco tainted by genetically modified corn, students consider some of the techniques and procedures used in modern molecular genetics and microbiology as well as some of the issues associated with genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Originally designed for role-play and PowerPoint assignments, suggestions for a shortened version are also provided. Suitable for a general microbiology course, the case could also be used in an introductory molecular biology course with appropriate modifications. Various levels of coverage of the topic of recombinant DNA are possible.
NotesCase from the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University of Buffalo.
Audience LevelUndergraduate
Abbreviated Case NameDo You Really Know What You're Eating?
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