News Bite: Bringing Biotechnology to Life

In celebration of the 2015 World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, the IFIC Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture introduced "Bringing Biotechnology to Life,” a free educational curriculum for grades 7-10.

It is intended to be a science-based classroom resource related to food biotechnology and has been reviewed by experts to ensure its accuracy.

"Bringing Biotechnology to Life" addresses national learning standards for the 7th – 10th grade. Seven sequential lessons guide the learner through the process of understanding DNA, selective breeding over time, and agricultural biotechnology today, including foods produced through biotechnology (often referred to by consumers as genetically modified organisms [“GMOs”]).