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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 Farming

Organic Farming

Organic farmers aim to grow crops and raise livestock in ways that are sustainable and harmonious with the environment and share many practices with non-organic farmers.


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Footnotes

  1. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015. Introduction. I. Description
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4284392/
  3. Tuck, Sean L,  Camilla Winqvist, Flávia Mota, Johan Ahnström, Lindsay A. Turnbull, & Janne Bengtsson. 2014. Land-use intensity and the effects of organic farming on biodiversity: a hierarchical meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology. 51(3): 746-755.
  4. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015. 10.3: Table 8 — Substance review criteria for permitted substances in crop production
  5. Reganold, J.P. and J.M. Wachter. 2016. Organic agriculture in the 21st century. Nature Plants. Vol 2. No. 1522. pp. 1-8. February 2016
  6. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015. III. Organic practices. 6.13 Additional requirements for poultry: 6.13.1
  7. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015.
  8. Organic production systems — General principles and management standards. CAN/CGSB-32.310-2015.6.6.6

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