The Food Supply

  • Engineer a Crop Interactive (Link)
    These activities let you compare the traditional method of selective breeding with one of the latest transgenic methods.
  • Biotechnology and Crop Engineering (Link)
    The way that plants are bred has changed completely because of biotechnology and gene research. In fact, scientists can now introduce traits from other plants and even animals into the genetic makeup of a particular plant.
  • Nanofibers to deliver genetic material (Link)
    New nanofibers make is possible to deliver genetic material into cells quickly, and efficiently.
  • Farmers go green to fight global warming (Link)
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Gary Larsen, a 63-year-old grandfather who raises corn and soybeans, is among the growing number of farmers concerned with the potential effects of global warming.