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GMO Labeling Essay Assignment

The use of Genetically Modified corn and soy is easily the one of the most controversial aspects to our food system. Trying to navigate this issue is extraordinary difficult given the amount information, misinformation, and opinion available. This assignment narrows down the issue to one important aspect: should genetically modified foods be labeled? Students will watch an episode of the BBC Horizon television show called "Jimmy's GM Food Fight" for background, then read an editorial discussing each side of the issue before finally putting their own ideas to paper.

Jimmy's GM Food Fight is available on Youtube.

Essential concepts:Genetically modified organisms, GMOs, food labelling.

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