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Macromolecule Comparison of Dog Treats

Macromolecule Comparison of Dog Treats

The purpose of this project was to compare the amount of macromolecules that would be absorbed from four different flour based dog biscuits (soy, sorghum, wheat, and brown rice), and determine which base… continue reading →

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Why biotechnology is good for farmers

Did you know that agricultural productivity has risen dramatically in recent years? Kyle Poling, DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist, spoke with the Ag Biotech Academy workshop participants about using… continue reading →

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Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

Which Brands of Organic Tofu are Genetically Modified?

If five brands of organic tofu are tested, then at least one will be genetically modified, because of cross-pollination and the difficulty of maintaining truly organic crops. The DNA was tested using… continue reading →

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Soy Fresh, Soy Clean

How clean is your lab station? About 48 million people (1 in 6 Americans) get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die each year from foodborne diseases, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Preven…

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Soy bioproduct research: BPA free

The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) and researchers at Battelle have developed a soy-based, BPA-free coating for use in the lining of metal food and beverage cans and other coating applications. Dr. Bhima… continue reading →

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Come see us at SECO!

The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) will hold the Ohio Science Institute on Jan 25 and 26 in Columbus. Look at these engaging active-learning sessions presented by GrowNextGen teacher leaders… continue reading →

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Career videos springboards to STEM research project

Amy Kochensparger teaches 10th grade Biology and 11/12th grade CCP Anatomy & Physiology at Eaton High School in Eaton, Oh. Kochensparger attended last summer’s Ag Biotech Academy in Springfield, Ohio,… continue reading →

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AFNR Biotechnology

What are the current issues in biotechnology? There is a lot of resistance to genetic modification and the use of genetically modified crops. What is the science? This unit helps to provide some background in cell function and DNA properties, hel…

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8 groups involved in a BIG scavenger hunt

Farm Science Review is an annual Ohio event that attracts more than 140,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada. The latest agricultural equipment, technology and production developments… continue reading →

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Expanding Student Awareness of Ag-Related Careers

It was a four-hour trip, but Donna Miller’s students from Pettisville in Fulton County were still going strong in the afternoon at Farm Science Review (FSR). Miller won one of the 8 grants provided by… continue reading →

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Urban students visit the Farm Science Review

Pam Snyder, a BioScience Technology Teacher at the Ft. Hayes Career Center and Columbus City Schools, came to Farm Science Review with her class and students from a horticulture program at Ft. Hayes. The… continue reading →

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GMO’s Go Global: Should they be labeled?

Should labeling of GMO’s be mandatory? What do you know about genetic modification? Is genetic modification helpful or harmful? This unit will help to develop student thinking about genetic modification and food security issues around the…

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Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting Peas and Beans

Grafting is a common gardening technique that unites a scion (top of one plant) with a rootstock (the root of another plant). Often times people graft their plants in order to repair a broken or injured… continue reading →

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How are GMOs created?

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Oh Soy Good!

How might soymilk, and other types of milk, help ensure food security? Investigate various milk sources and their composition through core disciplines of Science, Math, Social Studies and Language Arts to discover the availability of milk types within multiple cultures that…

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Meet our teacher leaders

Whitney Short teaches agriscience and biotechnology to 7th-12th graders at Anthony Wayne High School in Perrysburg, Ohio. She recently attended the Commodity Classic in Florida with a group of educators… continue reading →

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Learn “oil” about it! High-oleic e-learning course

Ever wondered what’s in your vegetable oil? A new e-learning course developed by GrowNextGen Teacher Leader Andrea Harpen with assistance from Monsanto will help you understand the chemical structure of… continue reading →

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