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Agricultural Literacy Curriculum Matrix

North Carolina Agriculture in the Classroom

Companion Resource


Biotech Cheese Kit

Make cheese in your classroom using the same fast methods as industry. This kit includes the recipe to make cheese (also available to download), cheesecloth, and two different types of rennet - one from an organic animal source and one from a genetically modified yeast source. You add water, powdered milk, and buttermilk. This is a great activity for exploring enzymes and chemistry as well as the benefits and concerns surrounding genetic modification. Order this kit online from

Debra Spielmaker
Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
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