As the marketplace has become more globalized, the genetic diversity of the food we eat has shrunk, making crops more prone to being wiped out by a single disease. This Vox video explores how this happened and why it is important to preserve genetic diversity in the foods we eat. This resource is recommended for teaching.
Science and Engineering
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
MS-LS1-5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Personal Finance & Economics
Global Connections (F2): Students understand economic aspects of unity and diversity in Maine, the United States, and the world, including Maine Native American communities, by analyzing how resource distribution effects wealth, poverty, and other economic factors.