ISAAA Inc., as part of the/Know The Science: Strengthening Biotech
Links/project with the Philippine Department of Agriculture
Biotechnology Program Office, launches Double Helix, the first and only
magazine supplement on agricultural biotechnology (agbiotech) for senior
high school students taking the Science, Technology, Engineering, and
Mathematics (STEM) strand in the country.
Double Helix was developed for senior high school students to help
introduce them to agbiotech. The eight-page magazine is filled with
illustrated stories, infographics, and activities to engage the young
mind. The maiden issue of theDouble Helix presents the process of
developing a biotech crop, the countries where biotech crops are grown,
biotech crops in the Phillipines, Filipino biotech corn farmers, news
briefs, and some cool and fun science activities and exercises for
senior high school students and their teachers to enjoy. The magazine
was developed by ISAAA Inc.'s Global Knowledge Center on Biotechnology
team, who hopes to impart how biotech crops are developed and the
immense benefits that consumers, farmers, their families, and
communities enjoy from planting such crops.
TheDouble Helix is free to download from theISAAA website. It is also
free to use, and interested high schools can get in touch with the ISAAA
Inc. team if they want to use the magazine in their instruction.
A/Teacher's Companion/that includes a guide to related ISAAA Inc.
publications and suggested quizzes on specific topics is also available
to help teachers navigate the magazine's pages.