Your grades 7–12 students will discover the use and regulation of biotechnology in the Canadian food cycle using this interactive video, classroom discussion, and engaging activities.
In the fifth video of this six-part series, your class will explore biotechnology and its use in, and impact on, food production in Canada.
Through class discussion, activities, and reflection questions, students will
Gain an understanding of the history of biotechnology in food production in Canada
Define the concepts of breeding, genetic engineering, and genetic modification of products and organisms
Describe the regulation of genetically engineered food for use and sale in Canada
Demonstrate the ability to critically assess labelling of genetically modified products and organisms.
This resource includes
A detailed Teacher Guide with background information, discussion questions, activities, and extended learning resources
A student viewing guide with pre- and post-video reflection questions and additional learning resources.
The program is available as a digital download, or you can order your free printed materials here.
This lesson is designed to be completed either on its own or as part of the series Six Videos to Learn About the Food System. Click here to explore the other lessons.