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http://www.geocities.com/ufbiotech The Florida Education Initiative is a working group of scientists committed to objectively educating the public on agricultural biotechnology and genetically modified foods.

Scientists have a new tool for locating published research relating to agricultural and environmental biotechnology: http://ucbiotech.org , a new Web site developed by the University of California.

Additional links from the University of California Biotech educational web site:

http://scope.educ.washington.edu Science Controversies On-line: Partnerschips in Education (SCOPE) is establishing on-line, intellectual communities focused on current controversies in science that involve leading research scientists and also connect to the interests of the general public. To enhance understanding within these "knowledge networking" communities, SCOPE is developing innovative technological tools, resources, and practices. Of the three forums developed to date, one focuses on GM Food. It contains information intended for the general public and additional information for educators (curriculums and background information), students, researchers, and policy makers.

http://www.eibe.org/ENGLISH/INTRO.HTM The European Initiative for Biotechnology Education (EIBE) seeks to promote skills, enhance understanding and facilitate public debate throughout Europe. The main activity of the Group has been to generate teaching materials for 16 -19 year olds. EIBE Units are collections of activities including a variety of experimental protocols, practical activities, role-playing exercises, information and debates. Available in downloadable form, they are suitable for immediate classroom use.

http://www.biotech.iastate.edu/Educational_resources.html Extensive educational resources from Iowa State University include, among others, biotechnology curriculum units, lab activities with step-by-step tutorials, an outreach education center, bioethics case studies and links to current news in biotechnology. Lab activities include DNA in my Food, DNA Fingerprinting, Fruit Cup DNA Extraction and Transformation.

http://vector.cshl.org This website is a source of timely information about genes from the DNA Learning Center of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories. The site has beautifully animated primers about the basics of DNA, genetics and heredity. The Genetics Origins site provides biochemical methods and computer tools to allow students to use their own DNA "fingerprints" as a starting point for human evolutionary studies.

http://www.accessexcellence.org This site for health and science teachers was originally developed by Genentech Inc. It is a national educational program that provides high school biology and life science teachers access to their colleagues and scientists, and also shares critical sources of new scientific information via the World Wide Web. Teachers who are interested in participating in the program can immediately join in the discussions, sharing and collaborations. The site also has a Career Center. Under their Biotech Applied icon, they have two sections on biotechnology in agriculture: "From Farms to Your Table" and "Biotechnology — Itıs in Your Food".

http://www.biotech.wisc.edu/Education This site contains a number of activities related to food and biotechnology, like chymosin cheese-making experiment and electrophoresis. The site also includes a Biotechnology and Food Curriculum and Guide for use by Extension.

New uses of crops.