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Genetically Modified Organisms - Friend or Foe?

Socially-based Curriculum Unit

This unit developed for CGR4M (The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12). The world is full of examples reinforcing the complex interconnection of human and natural systems. Genetically Modified Foods or Organisms are one exemplary example of this complexity. In this unit, students will learn the background of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), including positive and negative aspects, as well as examining sustainability. Students will hone their research and debating skills on this highly controversial issue. They will also learn the role of various stakeholders in this issue, including multinational corporations. Lastly, students will explore some global perspectives on the GMO issue (as well as Canadian perspectives).

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