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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.

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.

Who cares about calcium?

A calcium-rich diet is important for all age groups. How much dairy your body requires depends on your age, with teens and seniors requiring more servings. Dietary calcium contributes to normal growth in children and teenagers and optimizes peak bone mass around the age of 20, after which bone loss slowly overtakes bone building. 

Lactose Intolerance

Unlike food allergies, food intolerances do not involve the immune system. People who are lactose intolerant don’t produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose, the sugar found in milk. As a result, lactose-intolerant people are unable to digest large amounts of lactose at once.

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