Genetic Engineering: How Well Did You Read The Article?

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Genetic Engineering: How Well Did You Read The Article?

Answer these questions to show what you now know about Genetic Modification of consumer products. Find out your score at the end!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is one feared outcome of genetically changing our foods?
    • A. 

      Causing greater world hunger

    • B. 

      Superweeds that will be immune to all pests

    • C. 

      New viruses without known vaccines or cures

  • 2. 
    What do Scientists believe that "matching and mixing genes" will allow us to do?
    • A. 

      Clone new humans by design

    • B. 

      Create new foods that were not possible before

    • C. 

      Create unusual new organisms to help us

    • D. 

      To advance deliberately the things that nature does randomly

  • 3. 
    What are the new Genetically Modified foods being considered in Australia and NZ? 
    • A. 

      Canola, Roundup Ready Soybeans, Sustainable Salmon

    • B. 

      Cotton, Canola, BT Corn, Roundup Ready Soybeans

    • C. 

      New herbicide, Monsanto, BT Corn, Sustainable Salmon

    • D. 

      Ingard Cottonseed, Cotton, BT Corn

  • 4. 
    Under what circumstances does a Genetically Modified food product NOT have to be labelled as GM?
    • A. 

      If it contains GM material in tiny amounts

    • B. 

      If the manufacturer applies for exemption from labelling

    • C. 

      If it contains GM content BUT is the same as the natural version in taste and texture

    • D. 

      If the jade monkey reaches the mountain top before the full moon

  • 5. 
    Does having a modified crop that RESISTS PESTICIDES mean that farmers would use LESS pesticides?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Could modifiying the genes of plants and animals in Australia, allow us to use larger amounts of our land for producing food?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False