Learn about Agriculture

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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!

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Genetics and Plant Breeding

DNA is like the boss of the company.  It gives all cells instructions that then passes down in the form of "codons", which is a three-block code.


Websites to Investigate This Topic Further


Genetics in common between humans and six organisms (Stanford at The Tech Museum of Innovation)

Clarification of “shared genes” concept with regard to pigs and humans (ABC Science Q&A, animal geneticist Professor Chris Moran from the University of Sydney's Faculty of Veterinary Science)

Bonobos Join Chimps as Closest Human Relatives (Science)

Encyclopaedia of Earth

Meet the Ancestors (of the past, present and future) (John Innes Centre, UK)

Why Wheat Matters - International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)

Agriculture in 2050: Recalibrating Targets for Sustainable Intensification (BioScience)

IWGSC Reference Wheat Genome (International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium)

U of S researchers help lead wheat genome sequencing breakthrough (UofS)

Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome (Nature)

2016 Census of Agriculture (The Daily, StatsCan)

2016 Census of Agriculture (StatsCan)

Soil and land (Agriculture and Agri-food Canada)

Wheat research yields plenty of attention (U of S)

Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Norway.

Plant Gene Resources of Canada – seed and genetics library.

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