GMOs: Improving Nutrition and Golden Rice

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One small bowl of golden rice can supply how much of a child's daily vitamin A requirement?

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1. Which of the following describes scientists reasons for producing Golden Rice?

2. Approximately how many people die each year from infections or complications related to vitamin A deficiencies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The golden rice, a GMO, is potentially a very important invention in the realm of combating blindness among the world's poorest people. This quiz/worksheet combo will help test your understanding of this important product. Some topics that you will be assessed on include the nutrients in golden rice and the problems associated with vitamin A deficiency.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For these assessments you should know the following information:

  • Number of people who die each year from vitamin A deficiency
  • Amount of vitamin A in each bowl of golden rice
  • The type of nutrient uniquely provided by golden rice
  • How golden rice was synthesized
  • Common result of vitamin A deficiency

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will help you further develop the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) to identify the nutritional benefits of golden rice
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how golden rice was created, and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding health problems and deaths resulting from vitamin A deficiency

Additional Learning

To learn more about golden rice, review the accompanying genetics lesson called GMOs: Improving Nutrition and Golden Rice. This lesson should help you:

  • Understand the concept of genetically modified organisms and the significant controversy surrounding their existence
  • Examine the creation of golden rice and its purpose in combating vitamin A deficiency, particularly in areas such as South Asia and Africa
  • Explain how genes are introduced into GMOs to create their unique qualities
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