Genetic Engineering: How Well Did You Read The Article?

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Genetic Engineering: How Well Did You Read The Article? - Quiz

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

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