Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and the International Food Information Council Foundation have launched an updated version of “Bringing Biotechnology to Life.” This free educational resource for educators follows the principles of project-based learning to teach about plant biotechnology and its role in food production through eight sequential lessons and a culminating research and public presentation module. The updated resource addresses national learning standards for seventh through 10th grade students and asks the following questions:What is DNA?How can we examine DNA?What is selective breeding?What is biotechnology?How is biotechnology used?How do researchers compare DNA?Where would we be without GMOs?Where is biotechnology headed?“Using advancements in technology, agriculturalists are striving to feed more people with fewer resources,” said Christy Lilja, executive director of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture. “Biotechnology is one of these advancements. It’s important that our resources continue to reflect these advancements in technology, which is why we are excited to launch the third version of Bringing Biotechnology to Life. We want to help consumers understand the role that biotechnology plays in agriculture and our lives. Through this resource, we’re empowering students to make informed decisions about the practical uses of biotechnology in their world today.”Bringing Biotechnology to Life was launched at the World Food Prize 2015 Borlaug Dialogue international symposium. Version 2.0 was released in 2016 and included the addition of student pre/post assessments, accommodations for students struggling to meet performance expectations and enrichments for students who have already met performance expectations, strategies for English language learners, connections to students’ home and community, and enhanced self-reflection tools and rubrics for assessment.“Data from our consumer research shows that despite a low level of knowledge, a large number (47%) of consumers say they avoid foods produced with GMO technology,” said Joseph Clayton, CEO of the International Food Information Council Foundation. “This reflects an immediate need for science education from an early age. We are happy to collaborate with the Foundation on this important resource.”The Bringing Biotechnology to Life Version 3.0 learning kit is available for download at no cost at https://www.agfoundation.org/bringing-biotech-to-life/ and https://foodinsight.org/bringing-biotechnology-to-life-an-educational-resource-for-grades-7-10/.The mission of the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (http://agfoundation.org) is to build awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education. The International Food Information Council Foundation is dedicated to the mission of effectively communicating science-based information on health, food safety and nutrition for the public good. The IFIC Foundation is supported primarily by the broad-based food, beverage and agricultural industries. Visit http://www.foodinsight.org to learn more.
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Bollywood’s dancing diva Madhuri Dixit, who will be seen as a judge in So You Think You Can Dance-Ab India Ki Baari, will reportedly be seen in a glamorous look in the upcoming TV dance reality show.According to a source from the set, Madhuri’s look has been very carefully crafted. In the first look promo of the show, she is seen sporting a tangerine dress paired with coffee-colored stilettoes and a glam hairstyle, wearing her glossy strands down in full waves.”Madhuri believes dance is not just a hobby or a passion, but it is an expression of one’s self and one can only expect the gorgeous lady to put her best foot forward,” a source said.So You Think You Can Dance-Ab India Ki Baari will feature actress Madhuri Dixit, and choreographers Terence Lewis and Bosco Martis as the three judges. The show will be hosted by Mouni Roy and Rithvik Dhanjani.The show is set to premiere on April 24, and will air every Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 pm on &TV.