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Which is a way the agricultural biotechnology industry could have a positive impact on the environment?
by producing crops that are virus resistant
by making robots to replace large farm machines
by reducing the need for countries to import food
by increasing the use of wind farms that produce electricity
Which of these careers would a student studying biotechnology most likely pursue?
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 organisms are used to manufacture human insulin?
Which is an example of scientists using biotechnology to benefit aquaculture?
creating pest-resistant crops
making new forms of human antibiotics
developing a rot-resistant gene for trees
producing a faster-growing salmon species
What type of science allows us to alter the DNA of a corn plant so that it will contain more protein?
Genetic engineering has directly increased productivity in which U.S. industry?
What is most likely the greatest economic benefit for North Carolina from biotechnology?
improvements in DNA testing leading to more arrests
fewer people who use laboratory-created human insulin
increased disease-resistant crops and greater crop yields
Which best describes genetic modification?
It allows large quantities of medications to be produced.
It improves the removal of pollution from soil and water.
It is used to alter crops to become insect-resistant.
Which is a career that would use microorganisms to remove pollutants from water?
DNA fingerprint specialist
Environmental Protection Agency specialist
Which has impacted North Carolina’s economy the least in the field of bioremediation?
cleaning of air pollution
cleaning of soil pollution
cleaning of water pollution
Which best describes a controversial issue associated with the use of genetically modified crops?
the use of genetically modified crops to increase potential yield
the short-term use of genetically modified crops in famine-stricken countries
the development of genetically modified crops which are resistant to herbicides
the long-term effects which may arise from the use of genetically modified crops
A number of projects in North Carolina biotechnology involve genomics. Which best describes genomics?
the study of anatomy and how the body functions
the study of biology and how energy flows in cells
the study of genes and how they function
the study of technology and how it works
How can biotechnology affect agriculture on a single plot of land?
The land could produce more food than before.
The land could produce several harvests at once.
The land could require more fertilizer for crops to grow.
The land could require moderate temperatures for crops to grow.
Wes graduated with a degree in biotechnology. For which job is he best qualified?
Which is an ethical issue surrounding the use of genetically modified foods?
cost of production
long-term health effects
ability to grow more nutritious foods
ability to produce a lot of food quickly
Which would be reduced as a result of the development of pest-resistant crops?
use of organic fertilizers
use of chemical insecticides
practice of crop rotation techniques
practice of hydroponic farming techniques
Which is most important when investigating ethical issues in biotechnology?
cost of the technology
advantage of the technology
public opinion of the technology
benefits of the technology outweighing the harm
Which career field is most closely related to biotechnology?
Which is a benefit of genetically modified foods?
The cost of research is included in the cost to the consumer.
The cost of food will decrease, and the quality of food will increase.
When foods are genetically modified, they no longer need to be studied.
When foods are genetically modified, they are completely resistant to disease and drought.