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What would be a positive reason to genetically alter Fraser Fir trees in North Carolina to make them more resistant to rot?
By producing crops that are frost resistant
By making robots to replace large farm machines
The population of fir trees would increase and grow healthier.
By increasing the use of wind farms that produce electricity
In what way is biotechnology useful to law enforcement agencies such as the police or FBI?
It can help identify who was present at the scene of a crime.
It can help undercover officers disguise themselves.
It might help determine who might be the victime of a future crime.
It can help determine who is most likely to become a criminal in the future.
How can agricultural biotechnology have a positive impact on the environment?
By developing crops that are pest resistant requiring fewer pesticides to be used.
planting crops in shaded areas.
Harvesting crops that have thick stems and leaves.
water crops with a recycled irrigation system.
How can using genetically engineered crops impact North Carolina’s economy?
Improve quality of farm equipment.
Decreased availability of productive land.
Decreased food production and more debt for farmers.
Increased food production and income for the farmers.
What would be an economic benefit of bioremediation in a coastal town that just experienced an oil spill?
The cost of purified water will increase resulting in more revenue for the town.
Water and land areas will be cleaned of oil, encouraging more tourists to visit the town and spend money there.
The oil from the spill will be recovered from bioremediation and used as fuel in future.
What type of job would a person who studied biotechnology in college be likely to have?
A job making medicines
A job studying stars.
A job studying the physical features on Earth.
Scientists implant a gene into a species of tomato plant that makes them ripen faster and stay firm as they are transported to stores. What is the benefit of this technology?
Increased toxins in the food.
Increase shelf life and availablity.
Decreased size of tomatoes.
Increased seed production
What are some examples of biotechnology being used in agriculture?
Gentically modified crops
How does the biotechnology industry benefit North Carolina?
Many new, high paying jobs are created
The average salary of the worker in NC decreased.
New technologies being developed are too expensive for people here to afford.
State budget increases from the construction of new facilities.
What would be a negative side of genetically modified foods?
Lower cost of production.
Long-term health effects, such as possible allergies to proteins not found in foods before GMO’s.
Ability to produce more food in less time.
Ability to grow more nutritious food in less time.
What would increase the money made by farmers in North Carolina through biotechnology?
Tomatoes that are different in color.
Tomatoes that are smaller.
Tomatoes that taste the same.
Tomatoes that are resistant to disease.
Rice does not provide enough of certain vitamins. How could biotechnology be used to change this?
Using a high nitrogen fertilzer.
Using herbicide to get rid of weeds.
Genetic modification of rice plants that are pest resistant and to produce vitamins they cannot make without biotechnology
Using pesticide to get rid of pests that can harm the crop.
What would be a direct benefit of biotechnology to agriculture in a time of severe drought?
Planting crops in shaded areas.
Genetically modifying crops to be resistant to changes in weather
Harvesting crops to have thick stems and leaves.