From microbes that produce human insulin to bacteria that eat up oil spills, genetic engineering has been making an impact on our lives for years. But what happens when this technology is applied to our food?
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In Science 360: Designer Foods, participants learn the story of one particular genetically modified crop, Bt. corn. Along the way audience members discover why scientists are interested in genetically modifying crops, how they do this, and some of the safety concerns that have been raised.
This show incorporates a live presenter, computer graphics, and hands-on interaction to create an engaging learning experience. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
Science 360: Designer Foods is also available for school groups. This program correlates
with the NC science content standards for grades 6-8 and high school biology. Please call
(919) 962-1236 to schedule a group visit.
Below, Morehead educator Adam Miller presents Science 360: Designer Foods on video. For a fully interactive experience, see this show live at MPSC! Click here for the public show schedule.
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Funding for this program is provided by an Educational Enhancement Grant from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.