In an upcoming election, there are several propositions on the ballot that involve biology, the environment, human health, biotechnology and topics related to what you have learned about in this course. Your friend hasn’t had time to read through the ballot propositions, so you decide to help them out by explaining one of them.
Look at your group name to find out which proposition you will explain to your friend, then click on the corresponding link below to learn about it:
Proposition 1: Plastic Tax to Fund GM Bacteria
Proposition 2: Bioplastics
Proposition 3: EnviroPig
Proposition 4: Transgenic Poplars
Explain the proposition to your friend by answering the following questions in your own words. Once you post your answers, take a look at what your classmates said about this proposal before moving on to the next assignment. You will not be able to see the replies of other people in your group until after you have posted.
Explain or list the problem(s) that this proposal aims to address.
What is the biotechnology technique that is used to address the problem(s).
What are potential environmental or ethical concerns that might come up regarding this proposal?
Describe or list some points in support of this proposal.
Describe or list some points opposing this proposal.