Genetically modified foods are often in the news and widely grown in the United States. Three US government agencies (USDA, FDA, and EPA) work to regulate the introduction and production of genetically modified foods. These crops can provide agricultural, ecological and nutritional benefits, but there are also potential risks to the environment and consumers. As consumers and public interest...
Drugs are regulated in the United States by the FDA. This exercise reviews the history of some FDA regulations. The Case Study describes the impact one FDA official had by stopping a dangerous drug from coming on the market in the US. A classroom discussion underscores the importance of regulating new drugs.
Here is a collection of Biotechnology topics, course curriculum and classroom syllabi for the high school. Compare your curriculum with others, then share your syllabus or topics you find useful in the classroom.
Annotated bibliography of useful books related to biotechnology. This project was started by Jim Dekloe; although the list has not been updated since 2003, it is still useful. The topics covered here include general biotechnology books, bioinformatics and genome projects, immunology, food biochemistry, and many more. Bio-Link staff are currently revising this document (2010).