Monday, March 9, 2015

A GMO tomato caused this young man's death

English Conversation lesson about GMO food. Discuss the pros and cons with your English teacher!

We all want to have cheap food, and the GMO companies want to make a fast buck.  The instance of a GMO food, coupled with a food allergy is bound to make the public become more aware of the dangers of GMO foods. You don't really know what is in the GMO food, what genes are added?

Read this article and discuss it with your English Teacher 

Key Terms
allergic reaction
medical examiners
forensic experts
tests and analysis
fish-related allergens
antibiotic resistant genes

Why did the young man die? 
What is surpising about this tomoto?
Why was he cautious about eating certain foods?
Why are food allergies such a problem?
Does your country allow GMO food to be sold?
Do they have to have a label?
Have you ever bought GMO food?
Can you tell the difference between regular vegetables and GMO vegetables?
What do you think about restaurants using GMO food in their menus? 
Will you change your vegetable choices after reading this article? 

Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English teacher 

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