Discussion Questions for Genetically Modified Food

Discussion questions are written responses to targeted questions that are due in advance of a class discussion (so you may wish to make a copy for yourself to use during class). These may be hand written, informal notes.
  1. Research the credentials of the YES and NO authors, including their educational backgrounds and fields (credentials), their expertise, and where they are today, and summarize what you found.
  2. What are all the various academic subjects that relate to the articles [list them all (for example, biology is one and here are the Undergraduate Majors at Appalachian)]?
  3. For each "side" in the reading (yes, no), list the most compelling argument(s).
  4. Name at least two cause/effect (or if/then) relationships that were stated or implied.
  5. Did you find any logical errors in these articles like distortion of information, oversimplification or faulty generalization?
  6. Write down an idea or topic, which arises from these readings, that you would like to share and/or discuss during our class discussion.
  7. Create a clicker question for the class that relates to the article [a question and between 2 and 5 answers for it]