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.
LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
6.LS1.5 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Economics: Global Economy (9-12)
HS.24 Explain how current globalization trends and policies affect economic growth, labor markets, labor conditions, human rights, the environment, and resource and income distribution in different nations.
HS.43 Evaluate how economic globalization and the expanding use of scarce resources contribute to conflict and cooperation within and among countries.