En savoir plus sur l’agriculture

About the project

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!

L’horticulture au Canada

L’horticulture au Canada

Les fruits et légumes sont importants pour avoir une alimentation saine. Au Canada, quelque 120 fruits et légumes sont cultivés à des fins commerciales.

A world leader

Canada is among the world leaders in cranberry and blueberry production. Cranberries are native to Canada's Atlantic provinces, where they grow wild and are sometimes known as "marsh apples." They have become big business in several Canadian provinces—Canada is the world's second-largest producer of this tart red fruit. 

For centuries, blueberries were a favourite among Canada’s First Nations peoples. Today people from around the world enjoy our blueberries as Canada is the world's second-largest producer and exporter of blueberries! 

Changing tastes

What Canadians eat is constantly changing as a result of shift in demographics and food trends. Farmers must meet adapt and grow crops that meet changing demand. Through plant breeding, scientists have developed varieties of warm climate crops such as eggplant, okra and sweet potatoes that thrive in the Canadian climate.

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Les références

Crédit photo

  • "Greenhouse pepper harvest", Page 1 – Canadian Horticulture Council 
  • "U-Pick strawberry farm", Page 2 – Gunter and Crystal Jochum 

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