Question 1: Genetic engineering is the:


Dec 11, 2012 (5 years and 7 months ago)


Include this with your journal for week 8 re. foods

Question 1: Genetic engineering is the:

A. introduction of particular characteristics to an organism.

B. enhancement of particular characterstics to an organism.

C. deletion of particular char
acteristics to an organism.

D. all of the above.

Question 2: Genetically modifying crops has the same effect as cloning them.

A. True

B. False

Question 3: Of the produce in supermarkets, how much of it has already been genetically
modified by s

A. All

B. None

C. Some

D. Only tomatoes and pineapples

Question 4: What is the most common trait engineered into crop plants?

A. Prevent damage from extreme temperatures

B. Herbicide resistence

C. Ability to attract
more insects in order to increase chances of pollination

D. Longer biological lifespan

Question 5: The potentially harmful impact(s) of genetically modified crops on the
environment is/are:

A. The uncontrolled transfer of altered characteristics du
ring pollination to undesired/pest
plants such as weeds.

B. Increased concentration of chemicals in waterways due to the heightened use of herbicides
by farmers.

C. No impacts at all.

Question 6: The potentially harmful risk(s) of genetically modi
fied crops on human health

A. Allergic reactions to modified foods.

B. Adverse impacts to decrease human brain development in young children.

C. No risks at all

Question 7: What problem(s) would genetically modified crops solve?

Increased crop yields to feed the world's growing population.

B. Increases employment opportunities for scientists.

C. They would solve no problems.

Question 9: Further development of genetic engineering should not be allowed as
scientists could ex
ploit the technology and use it against society.

A. Strongly Agree

B. Agree

C. Disagree

D. Strongly Disagree

Question 10: The media has presented genetic modification in a biased and unfavourable

A. Strongly Agree

B. Agree

C. Disagree

D. Strongly Disagree

Question 11: In the last two to three months approximately how many reports on gentically
modified foods have you seen/heard on the media? What media? (ie. TV/Radio/newspaper)

Question 12: In your opinion, do the et
hical and moral arguments and risks to the issue of
genetic modification of crop plants outweigh the potential benefits? (give a sentence)

Question 13: On a scale of one to ten (ten being the most and one the least), how much do
you support the genetic mo
dification of food? Explain.