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Which is an application of genetic engineering?
destroying all bacteria
creating synthetic insulin
producing cells from nonliving material
preventing weeds from spreading to farmland
Which is a positive result of the use of biotechnology in agriculture?
increased use of pesticides
increased use of preservatives
Which is a question a scientist could investigate using principles of biotechnology?
How long can a wheat plant live without water?
What are the effects of extreme cold on wheat plants?
Can wheat be genetically modified to be resistant to mold?
Which variety of wheat tastes best when made into pasta?
Which is a potential ethical issue resulting from the use of biotechnology?
harming the ozone layer
causing global warming
increasing pollution of natural resources
introducing a genetically-altered species
How does North Carolina’s economy directly benefit from a growing biotechnology field?
Technological advances make jobs easier.
Population size in urban areas is increased.
Advancements in medicine improve overall health.
More jobs are available to citizens across the state.
Which area of biotechnology would most likely lead to ethical issues within human society?
insulin production by bacteria
organ cloning for use in transplants
genetic engineering to improve agricultural yields
DNA and forensic testing of crime scene evidence
Which best describes how using engineered crops can impact the economy of North Carolina?
increased jobs in the field of agriculture
decreased availability of productive land
decreased crop yields and decreased income for farmers
increased crop yields and increased income for farmers
Through the use of biotechnology, cotton crops have been developed so they are resistant to the boll weevil. Which would be the most likely effect in North Carolina?
The quality of the cotton would decrease.
Less cotton would be grown and harvested.
More money would be spent on insecticides.
Each acre of land would have a higher yield of cotton.
Which potential problem could occur from recent increases in genetically modified crops?
increased crop yield
lower genetic diversity in crop species
increased risk to crops from environmental stresses
improved taste, texture, appearance, and nutritional qualities of food
Which statement is true of genetically altered foods?
Genetically altered foods have been proven to be harmful for human consumption.
No human should ever eat a genetically altered food product until further testing is done.
All foods would be of more value if genetically altered, as they would not be subject to disease or weather hazards.
Genetically altered foods can effectively increase the human food supply but should be clearly labeled, allowing free choice in consumption.