Following a EU rule change, the growing of GM crops across Europe will increase in many countries. It looks likely that GM foods such as breakfast cereals may be on our supermarket shelves within a year – but will many people choose them over GM-free alternatives?
In this activity students apply their knowledge about genes to learn why crops are genetically modified before evaluating health risks to decide which cereal they would buy.
Inheritance: Suggest arguments for and against genetic modification (KS3 Science Syllabus)
Estimate risk: Weigh up the benefits and risks of an application of science to make a decision (KS3 Science Syllabus)