Roy Mosher, University of Illinois at Springfield
Past Refusals by the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago had Created a National Ban on Labeling; Settlement Ends First Amendment Lawsuit by Ben & Jerry's Homemade, The Organic Valley - Family of Farms, Stonyfield Farm and Whole Foods Market
South Burlington, VT --Manufacturers of ice cream, yogurt
and other dairy products who use milk and cream produced without the controversial
growth hormone rBGH can now say so on their labels.
rBGH Story: More Bad News for Monsanto
Synthetic Hormone in Milk Raises New Concerns
The Food and Drug Administration has long dismissed such concerns. In the journal Science in 1990, two agency scientists concluded that "no toxicologically significant changes" were seen in rats that ingested the hormone. The agency's approval of the hormone in 1993 rested on the strength of that 90-day rat study, which was commissioned by Monsanto, the manufacturer.
Part 1. Getting started...
Preparing students for this type of unit
rBGH Case Study
Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone case study materials introducing the issue given in lab
Structure in Lab
Allow students to work on case studies without direction
What do we know/what do we need to know
1. AVERY Simulation
2. Wet Lab with GFP
American Scientist How to write a scientific paper
|Assessment and Evaluation|
Our primary goal was to assemble a unit for Introductory Biology using some of the techniques highlighted at BioQUEST. Our topic is biotechnology, but the template of the unit is the larger objective.NOTE: This is not an example of pure inquiry-based, case-driven learning, however, we felt for introductory students and our situations this hybrid approach was best.
Lecture period includes a discussion