Cornucopia's Challenge

Cornucopia's Challenge is a 30-minute peer-reviewed documentary that follows the journey of three crops - corn, rice and cotton - from seed to market. It looks at the variety of methods that farmers use to meet the challenges of growing, segregating, and marketing these crops to meet differing market requirements and consumer preferences. To order a DVD, please visit or call toll-free at (800) 994-8849.

Genetic Engineering in California Agriculture

This 30 minute video explains the science behind genetic engineering, outlines its uses in food crops and animals, details where and why this technology is being used by California farmers, and examines some of the science-based concerns pertaining to the use of genetic engineering in agricultural production systems. Peer-reviewed. This video recently won an "Award of Distinction" in the External Communications/Instructional category of the Communicator Awards. Copies of the video/DVD can be obtained at the following website for a cost of $20 + Tax and S/H:

GENEie Juice Bar Demonstration

This interactive activity, mimicking contemporary juice bars, stands alone or can accompany the Foods display. It teaches that DNA and genes are a natural part of our every day lives. Bar includes materials needed for DNA isolation: blender, reagents, colorful beakers and tubes, and an educational handout.

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An extraction method for strawberry DNA is also available (Download PDF).

Streaming Video Presentations

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