Food Biotechnology

Attempt the following questions to check your understanding of the subject:

  1. Explain the meaning of:
    1. Biotechnology [2 marks]
    2. Biosafety [2 marks]
    3. Genome [2 marks]
    4. Nutrigenomics (2 Marks)
  2. Explain briefly the disadvantages of Genetically Modified Food Products [3 marks]
  3. Describe the application of biotechnology in the clean-up of spilled oil [3 marks]
  4. Explain the media used for culturing protoplast cells [3 marks]
  5. Give an account on the progress of traditional biotechnology [3 marks]
  6. Explain some of the challenges posed by biotechnology in the field of public health [3 marks]
  7. Explain the advantages of using Type II Restriction Endonucleases in rDNA technology [3 marks]
  1. Discuss the application of molecular biology techniques in the food industry [3 marks]
  2. Discuss any biotechnological processes that are applicable to the improvement of microbial cultures for use in food-processing applications (20 Marks)
  3. Discuss two Traditional methods of genetic improvement (10 Marks)
  4. Discuss three microorganisms of importance in food processing (9 Marks)
  5. Highlight the role of the government in regulation of genetically modified foods (10 Marks)
  6. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of genetically modified foods (20 Marks)