Use a Google search to locate a website, page, blog, or publication that discusses genetically modified
foods. Make sure to save the link to this location to include in your essay.
1. You will be writing a 500 to 750 word essay (2-3 pages of text, not including title page and
references) that addresses each of the following questions about the site you have located. You
will be applying the probing questions you used in the Science Tool Kit assignments to formulate
Include the link to your source, and briefly (1 paragraph) explain the key informational
points you found on this web page.
Locate the people, organization, or group that is responsible for the website, blog, etc.
This is usually found under the “About Us” heading. Investigate this organization and
any sponsors: Who are they? What is their goal or agenda for producing the web page,
Do the listed sponsors have any affiliations that make you think there is a biased
approach to the information being shared? If so, who are they, and why might it be a
What scientists, researchers, or government agencies are identified as being the sources
of the information you have read?
Do you think the writers of the web page, blog, or site “cherry-picked” data and facts for
this post, resulting in a biased product? Give concrete examples showing how and
where this was done.
Do you think the site you located has any truly incorrect, false, or misleading
information? Give examples, and show the data from our reliable sources in contrast to
the website/blog information.
Do you find this website, page, blog, or publication to be a reliable source of information
on this topic? Summarize why or why not from your previous responses.
What tips and techniques would you suggest to someone who wants to search the Web
for more information about GMO/GEO foods so they can locate reliable information