“Welcome to the Biotechnology Basics Activity Book (PDF – 1.72 MB). This is an activity book for young people like you about biotechnology — a really neat topic. Why is it such a neat topic? Because biotechnology is helping to improve the health of the Earth and the people who call it home.”
This e-book, created for children presents biotek as a science that makes life better for everyone. I was dismayed to find that this book, created to inform young minds, doesn’t even mention the field’s ethical dilemas. Its pages exclude words like “risk”, “food security” and “responsibility”. Perhaps someone has written a more critical book for kids that explain in terms that they can understand that, like any other industry, the consequences of biotechnology doesn’t aways serve the public good.