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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Plant Biotechnology

Advanced Plant Breeding

Advanced Plant Breeding

Summary:  Crop breeding is a rapidly advancing science, that uses genetic and biological innovations to efficiently develop better crop varities.

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?

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Summary:  DNA is the recipe for life!  Differences in the genetic code are the reason why one person has blue eyes rather than brown, why some people are susceptible to certain diseases, why birds only have two wings, and why giraffes have long necks.

History of Plant Breeding

History of Plant Breeding

Summary: Did you know the cultivation of the first crops led to the first permanent settlements? Plant domestication started some 10,000 years ago by farmers selecting the best performing plants in a field.

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