Bio Bistro
Credit: Science Museum of Minnesota

Bio Bistro

"Bio Bistro" is a card-based personal choice activity, in which visitors decide what current and future synthetic biology-based food products they would, would not, or might eat. They share their opinions on why they made each choice, and discuss what problems researchers are trying to solve with these foods, and what they like or don't like about these solutions.

Topics: Food

Audience: Ages 4 – Adult

Product Category: Short Activities


Learning Goals

  • Synthetic biologists solve problems by applying engineering principles to living materials.
  • We all have a role in shaping the development and use of new technologies.
  • Synthetic biology may provide solutions to problems in areas such as food security, healthcare, energy, and the environment.

Last updated: May 20, 2016