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.

snapAG

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?

Glyphosate

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used and effective herbicides (to kill weeds) used in the world today. 

Pesticides and the Environment

Pesticides and the Environment

Did you know most of the spray that comes out of a farmer’s sprayer is actually water? The amount of active ingredient (pesticide) is around a pop can per football field!

Organic and Synthetic Pesticides

Organic and Synthetic Pesticides

Prevention is the first line of defence on both organic and conventional farms. However, when pest problems persist; pesticides are an important tool for protecting crops and ultimately our food supply.

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