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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.

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.

Tracing to the source

Traceability is important so that if someone gets sick from a foodborne illness, the source of illness can be traced back to the restaurant, wholesaler, food processor or farm. Once the source of illness is identified, steps can be taken to make sure no one else gets sick.

Every dairy, beef, bison and sheep animal must wear an ear tag that can be traced back to the farm where it was born.

Food safety is everyone’s responsibility

Farmers, processors, retailers, and restaurants are all responsible for providing safe food for consumers. Remember that it is also your responsibility to follow safe food handling rules at home!

Clean, separate, cook and chill! 

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