English Discussion on
 GM Food

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THE DISCUSSION ON GM FOOD

STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What does GM mean?
(2) Why are scientists trying to develop GM crops?
(3) Do you think GM food is safe to eat?
(4) How do you think scientists can be sure about the safety of GM food when they’ve had so few years to test it?
(5) How might growing GM crops damage the environment?
(6) What do you think of GM tomatoes that have a stronger tomato taste?
(7) Would you be happy buying GM apples the size of melons?
(8) Do you think GM food will solve the world's food shortages?
(9) If GM crops are resistant to pests and those pests become extinct, could this seriously harm the food chain?
(10) If GM crops mix with natural crops, they could form hybrid crops and damage wildlife. Is this OK?





STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) GM food has been called ‘Frankenfood’, after Frankenstein’s monster. What do you think of this name?
(2) Some say millions of bees in the US are dying because of the small changes GM crops make to nature. What do you think of this?
(3) What do you think of GM bananas that contain vaccines against diseases?
(4) Do you think countries like Britain are right to ban GM food?
(5) If “you are what you eat,” might we change with a GM food diet?
(6) Do you think it’s important to label food as containing GM crops?
(7) Some GM food has animal genes. What do you think of this?
(8) Do you think we’ll be eating 100% GM food one day?
(9) What do you think of calorie-free GM junk food?
(10) What more would you like to know about GM food?



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