How many GMO crops are there really?

Announcements:  Our Chapter Picnic will be Monday, October 19th at 7:30 p.m. in the Commons.  We’re starting later to accommodate the JV Football game at Tri Valley.  This will be CASUAL DRESS. Officers – we need to plan the program and what each grade will be bringing for the pot-luck.  The new Ag Issues tea will be presenting during the picnic!

T-shirts are ordered, they should be here in the next 10 days or so!

Leadership CDE materials are due BEFORE November 4th.  Send them to me!  Hard copies for Ag Issues, Ag Comm, Market Plan, and Job Interview have to be submitted for Jackrabbit Leadership by October 23rd!

Your BIG Idea is due – submitted – by October 26th!

All this talk about GMOs may have you believing that just about every food we reach for is considered a GMO.  How many GMO crops are there really?


Read this article to find out.  List the GM crops in your blog post.  Which GM crop is the only one that is grown in Europe?  Which GM crop is not currently grown anywhere in the world?  What is the product produced from Rapeseed (Canola)?  Which GM crop is likely to be grown in Europe soon?  Which countries are the primary growers of GM Cotton?  What is the real reason that 80% of the world’s Rice fields are flooded?

Read this article.  What two basic categories of GMO crops do they discuss?  Which crops have developed a Bt variety?  What is BT, what does it do?  What is a “stacked” crop?

Which GM crop has had the fasted growth in acres planted over the past 20 or so years?

In 2015, what percent of acres in the US were planted to each of the following:

HT Soybeans, HT Cotton, Bt Cotton, Bt Corn, HT Corn

Your post is due Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:15 a.m.

P.S. You may have to read more on each site than just the initial linked pages to find the answers.

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