Genetically Modified Foods
In addition to information presented in the Genetically Modified Foods module, you must use and reference at least three additional sources for your paper. Any information included in your paper, including course materials, needs to be cited and included in your references.
Description of acceptable resources
Primary Sources: You will find information in the “primary literature,” which is where the research was originally published. You can find these articles by using CSUF’s on-line search engines, or by asking for the help of a CSUF librarian. Examples of the primary literature include Science, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy, and Genetics.
Secondary Sources: You may also find relevant articles in recent newspapers, popular magazines, or popular science journals. These are referred to as “secondary” sources, since they describe research that was published elsewhere. Examples of these include The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Time, Scientific American, Discover, New Scientist, and Science News.
Websites: If you choose to use a website, be aware that most websites are not peer-reviewed, and often present inaccurate information. Examples of excellent websites include those of the National Academy of Science, the National Institute of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and WebMD. If you are unsure of the appropriateness of a website, check with your instructor. Alternatively, the CSUF library has an excellent guide to evaluating websites at http://library.fullerton.edu/ under Guides for Undergraduates. Wikipedia is not an appropriate website for research in a college course.
To help you get started, complete the following worksheet on the next page for each of the resources you used to prior to participating in the discussion on genetically modified foods. Copy and paste the questions from the worksheet as many times as necessary – you should fill out one complete worksheet for each source you evaluate. You must evaluate a minimum of 3 sources (at least one that includes an argument for GM foods, and at least one that includes an argument against).
Submit your completed research worksheets through the link provided. This Turnitin assignment is set up with 2 parts – be sure you submit your research worksheets under the correct part.
APA citation for the source (if you obtained your source on the internet, also include a link to it):
Is this source in favor of or against GM foods?
Describe the argument(s) presented in this source. Using your own words, you should include details about the argument(s).
Evaluate the source of your information. Considering who is providing the information, are they biased towards one side of the issue or are they a neutral party?
Genetically Modified Foods