5 ObjectivesHow has genetic modification of organisms benefitted humans?What roles have genetically modified microorganisms, plants and animals played in the beneficial use of recombinant DNA technology?
6 Poster with list on please (hand in) Title; The use of recombinant DNA technology to produce transformed organisms that benefit humans.Divide into 4On 3 sections include one or more examples of microbes, plants and animalsmake a list with arguments for and against DNA technology from p260-1 OR do green p.261use the pink and green response cards to discuss ethics
10 Boardworks A2 Biology Genetic Technologies Golden RiceRice that has been engineered to contain beta-carotene is known as Golden RiceTM. Beta carotene is converted into vitamin A when digested.Golden Rice is thought to have potential benefits, as vitamin A deficiency currently affects a large number of people in economically less developed countries.Photo credit: Golden Rice Humanitarian Board (Teacher notesWhen the original strain of Golden Rice was released in 2000 there were concerns that it did not contain enough beta-carotene. It was thought that children would not be able to obtain the recommended daily requirement from eating normal quantities of the rice. However, in 2005 a new strain was released that contains 20 times as much beta-carotene as the original strain.There are also concerns that genetically-modified crops will be forced upon developing countries. Some people argue that malnutrition is caused by poverty and a lack of a balanced diet rather than vitamin deficiencies of a specific crop.