GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops

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What is glyphosate?

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1. Compare the pros and cons of herbicide-resistant crops. Select the answer choice that most accurately matches your own.

2. What is EPSPS?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your knowledge on the creation of herbicide resistant crops. It will also look at vocabulary such as glyphosate and GMO.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment, you will be tested on the following terms and topics:

  • Pros and cons of using GMOs
  • Statistics of GMO use in the United States
  • Glyphosate
  • EPSPS

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to use the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the accompanying lesson on herbicide-resistant crops
  • Critical thinking- apply relevant knowledge to examine GMOs in a different light
  • Interpreting information- access the knowledge you've gained regarding genetically modified crops
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge on GMOs to answer questions about the pros and cons of their use.

Additional Learning

Learn more about the use of GMOs in crops by reviewing the accompanying article GMOs: Growing Herbicide-Resistant Crops. This lesson will help you understand the following topics:

  • Examples of herbicide-resistant crops
  • What glyphosate is and how does it work?
  • The modification process in crops
  • EPSPS
  • Benefits and risks of genetic modification in plants
  • Superweeds
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