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What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chicken or cattles raised? The snapAG project offers a series of reader-friendly information sheets that invite you to explore some hot topics linked to today's agriculture and food sector. Browse the categories below to learn more!

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. 


Websites to Investigate This Topic Further


  1. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015
  2. Excerpts from The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements.
  3. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015
  4. http://choosecanadaorganic.ca/
  5. FAO Organic Agriculture Programme
  6. Human health implications of organic food and organic agriculture 2016
  7. http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/new-data-from-canada-organic-trade-association-reveals-dramatic-increase-in-canadians-2233507.htm
  8. ‘Composition differences between organic and conventional meat: a systematic literature review and meta-analysis’ Dominika Średnicka-Tober et al. British Journal of Nutrition.
  9. ‘Higher PUFA and n-3 PUFA, conjugated linoleic acid, α-tocopherol and iron, but lower iodine and selenium concentrations in organic milk: a systematic literature review and meta- and redundancy analyses.’ Dominika Średnicka-Tober et al. British Journal of Nutrition.
  10. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/higher-antioxidant-and-lower-cadmium-concentrations-and-lower-incidence-of-pesticide-residues-in-organically-grown-crops-a-systematic-literature-review-and-metaanalyses/33F09637EAE6C4ED119E0C4BFFE2D5B1
  11. https://www.organic-center.org/reportfiles/TasteReport.pdf 2006. Do organic fruits and vegetables taste better than conventional fruits and vegetables? State of Science Review: Taste of Organic Food. The Organic Center.2006
  12. COTA State of Organics 2017
  13. COTA Canadian Organic Market Report 2017

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