Learn about Agriculture

What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?

snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.

Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics below.

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Welcome to snapAG

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Summary:  The 1996 World Food Summit states that food security "exists when all people, at all times, have physical and ecnomoic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food prefereneces for an active and healthy life." How can plant breeding contribute to food security?

Food Safety

Food Safety

In Canada, we produce some of the safest food in the world. A 2014 report ranked Canada and Ireland as the top countries for food safety.

Food Waste

Food Waste

In a world where many people are hungry and malnourished, an estimated one-third of all food is lost or wasted! 

Organic Food

Organic Food

Organic food is grown, processed and packaged in way to meet the Canadian Organic Standards, which are based on the Principles of Organic Agriculture. 

Eggs

Eggs

Are you overwhelmed with the egg choices in the supermarket? Learn what the differences really mean.

Dairy in Your Diet

Dairy in Your Diet

Did you know all milk sold in Canada has vitamin D added to it?  Vitamin D is important in helping the body absorb calcium.

Milk Pasteurization

Milk Pasteurization

Pasteurization makes milk safe by heating it to a high temperature then cooling it rapidly. This process destroys any pathogens in milk while maintaining its nutritional value.

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