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Frankenfoods: Are We Bioengineering Our Children And What Can Curriculum Do?, Patra Rickman Jan 2012

Frankenfoods: Are We Bioengineering Our Children And What Can Curriculum Do?, Patra Rickman

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In this dissertation I explore the effect of biotechnology and food production on children’s physical and mental health. What we eat affects our well-being and unknowingly, we have little control of what exactly we are consuming. Children have even less control and feel the effects of additives and chemicals more than adults. Many of the effects of bioengineered foods are unknown at this time. My dissertation will be a theoretical exploration of biotechnology in food using a bioethical critical perspective. I use my personal experience and research to examine the effects of processed and genetically engineered foods on people ...