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Science Fundamentals (MTSC-115): GMO Assignment Basics

About the assignment

GMO Annotated Bibliography & Research Paper from the course guide:

You will be researching and writing a 5-7-page paper on GMOs and the use of them for food for humans, as well as animal feed. 

The Annotated Bibliography

Find a minimum of eight (8) sources, at least six (6) Scholarly Resources, and at least two (2) Popular/Trade Resources (NYT, WSJ videos, websites, etc.).  Write a paragraph (minimum of 3-4 sentences) describing the information you obtained from each source in your own words.  

Watch: Video Tutorial on How to Find Sources.

You can meet with Ms. Raven Fonfa, the Reference and Information Literacy Librarian, at least once to get assistance with using the library's resources and databases, and guidance on finding, evaluating, and selecting appropriate resources and creating APA citations

The Research Paper 

Write a 5-7-page paper (this does not include your reference or cover pages) on GMOs and the use of them for food for humans, as well as animal feed.  Include what GMO’s are, how they are used, their benefits and drawbacks, as well as, any critical information to inform you about GMO's to formulate your own opinion on them—using APA format.  

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GMO Subject Terms

  • Genetically Modified Organisms
    • Genetically Modified Foods
    • Genetically Modified Plants
  • Genetically Altered Foods
  • Transgenic Organisms
    • Transgenic Plants
    • Transgenic Seeds
  • Agricultural Biotechnology
    • Food Biotechnology
    • Seeds Biotechnology
  • Genetic Engineering
    • Crops Genetic Engineering
    • Plant Genetic Engineering
    • Genetic Engineering in Agriculture

Additional Terms

  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Health
  • Consumer
  • Consumption
  • Preferences
  • Sensory Perception
  • Taste
  • Flavor


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