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Grade 6 - Early Humans and US
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Grade 6 - Early Humans and US: Food
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How What we Eat has Changed
2:30 video that considers how our diet has changed over time due to external factors.
Past, present and future of foods
Short article on how theories of diets have created food fads.
The Evolution of Diet
Excellent National Geographic article that considers how geography and culture impact what we eat.
Raw Deal :A new study suggests that changes to the head and teeth seen in our early human ancestors could have occurred before cooking—thanks to the invention of chopping raw meat
By Land or by Sea: How Did Early Humans Access Key Brain-Building Nutrients? Experts debate the origins of fatty acids in our ancestors’ diets
When Fire Met Food, The Brains Of Early Humans Grew Bigger
Insect diet helped early humans build bigger brains, study suggests Quest for elusive bugs spurred primate tool use, problem-solving skills
Evolution of the Human Diet--podcast
So What is Genetic Engineering?
“Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved for Consumption” by Andrew Pollack
“Here’s what your food would look like if it weren’t genetically modified over millennia” by
“NASA is hoping for potatoes to take root on Mars” by Dan Collyns
Harvest of Fear
“Explainer: What is a gene?” by The Conversation
Seeing Red: The Flavr Savr Tomato
“PRO/CON: Is it time to label GMO foods?” by Tribune News Service
“The Debate Over Genetically Modified Foods” by Kerryn Sakko
“There’s No Getting Around It: The New Chipotle Ad Is Amazing” by Neetzan Zimmerman
“Florida mom sues food maker over ‘natural’ label on Goldfish snacks” by Sun Sentinel
“Issue Overview: GMOs and engineered food” by Bloomberg
“Labels for GMO Foods Are a Bad Idea” by The Editors
“Scientists make a better potato” by Keith Ridler
Overview of the Process of Plant Genetic Engineering
“Why Aren’t G.M.O. Foods Labeled?” by Mark Bittman
“From farm to lab to table, a tale of tomatoes and a top banana” by Washington Post
Genetically Modified Foods
What’s wrong with our food system - Birke Baehr
“‘Super Sniffer’ Mice Engineered For Ultra-Powerful Sense of Smell” by Kate Baggaley
“Acreage for Genetically Modified Crops Declined in 2015” by Andrew Pollack
“Issue Overview: Gene editing” by Bloomberg
“Campbell Labels Will Disclose G.M.O. Ingredients” by Stephanie Strom
“Potato company engineers spuds that are resistant to late blight disease” by Associated
The American Chestnut
“GMO Crops Don’t Harm Human Health, Report Says” by Justin Worland
“Genetically Modified Salmon: Food or ‘Frankenfish’?” by Monique Conrod
“Chinese company edits pig DNA, develops piglets that will stay pet-sized” by Los
“How to make a tastier tomato” by Seth Borenstein
“GMOs Are Safe, But Don’t Always Deliver On Promises, Top Scientists Say” by Dan
“Scientists finally figured out how to make tomatoes taste good again” by Mary Beth
“GMO Facts: 10 Common GMO Claims Debunked” by Brooke Borel
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"Food labels May get More Complicated"
"A Grape Whose Taste Makes you Think of Ferris Wheels and Balloons"
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dvances in Cooking
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