The Scientific, Social, and Commercial Aspects of Genetically Modified Foods

RFA 6230 3 Quarter Hours
Course Level CPS - Graduate
Description Examines technical, social, and economic aspects of genetically modified foods (GMFs), such as the scientific basis for genetic modifications; processes for mass production of transgenic crop varieties; the increase in food quality and quantity; the commodification of plants and animals; property and patent rights over genetic material; select groups’ protests and resistance against GMFs; unintended consequences of using genetically modified organisms; the use of biotechnology for farming in emerging economies; the regulatory differences over GMFs in Europe, Asia, and the United States; and the connection between GMFs and the commercial ascendance of alternative foods and agricultures.


Students should refer to the CPS Prerequisite Table for course prerequisite and corequisite information.


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There are no current sections scheduled for this course. Undergraduate course numbers changed beginning with the Fall 2016 term. Please make sure you are using the current course number.
Next Term Starts
  • Summer Graduate
    Jul 10, 2017 (4-, 6-, and 8-week classes)
    Aug 7, 2017 (4-week classes)
  • Fall Undergraduate
    Sep 4, 2017 (7.5- and 15-week classes)
    Oct 25, 2017 (7.5-week classes)
  • Fall Graduate
    Sep 18, 2017 (6- and 12-week classes)
    Oct 30, 2017 (6-week classes)

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