Food and Agricultural Science

In the face of a rising global population, the food and agricultural industries have turned to biotechnology for solutions and new options as they respond to changing market needs and environmental challenges. Products and technologies created through biotechnology benefit consumers in a range of areas, such as improved nutritional value, lower costs, reduced use of pesticides and fertilizers, improved productivity and resilience to drought, and even less reliance on petroleum.

food and agriculture

Related Kits for Food and Agricultural Science

  • dna barcoding kits

    DNA Barcoding Kits

    Explore local biodiversity and “food fraud” by incorporating PCR, DNA sequencing, and bioinformatics to identify species of fish, mammals, insects, or fungi using a DNA barcode.

  • CRISPR Genotyping Extension Kits

    Out of the Blue CRISPR and Genotyping Extension Kits

    Researchers use CRISPR genome editing to create plants with specific, desired traits. Give your students hands-on experience with this cutting-edge technique as they use CRISPR-Cas9 technology to engineer a stop codon into the lacZ gene in E. coli. Visualize results with blue-white screening and confirm them by PCR.

  • Bacteria in yogurt

    Microbes and Health Kit

    Teach students about bacterial metabolism, cellular chemistry, and the role of bacteria in disease and food microbiology. Follow Koch's postulates by isolating bacteria from yogurt.

  • Biofuel

    Biofuel Enzyme Kit

    Explore enzyme kinetics and function through the real-world application of cellulosic ethanol production. Calculate the conversion rate of a model biofuel substrate by cellobiase.

  • Global Health Kit

    Engineering Solutions for Global Health Kit

    Instruct students on how to measure protein content in foods and design solutions to a complex, real-world problem — malnutrition.

  • Protein Kit

    Got Protein? Kit

    Investigate the protein content of milk and nutritional drinks students using Bio-Rad's Quick Start Bradford Protein Assay.

  • jellyfish gene

    pGLO Bacterial Transformation and GFP Kits

    How do agricultural scientists genetically modify plants grown for consumption? Learn a biotechnology technique used in real labs where a jellyfish gene is inserted into bacteria to make it glow!

  • GMO kit

    GMO Investigator Kit

    Use PCR and DNA electrophoresis to test for the presence of two different GMO-associated DNA sequences commonly used in transgenic plants.

  • GMO Real-Time PCR Kit

    GMO Investigator Real-Time PCR Starter Kit

    Illustrate the principles of real-time quantitative PCR (qPCR) and its use in testing foods for the presence of genetic modifications.


    ELISA Immuno Explorer Kit

    Explore applied immunology by guiding students in the detection of an antibody or antigen in a sample using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA).

  • Virus Detection Kit

    Virus Detection and Transmission Kit

    With this lab activity, your students become virus detectives as they learn about noroviruses and use gel electrophoresis and preamplified PCR samples to determine how a novel norovirus spread in a restaurant.

  • IDEA Kit

    IDEA Electrophoresis Kit

    Teach the skills required for agarose gel electrophoresis using food dyes to illustrate how molecules move through a molecular sieve in an exercise with real-world relevance.

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