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OGM : de quoi s’agit-il? Peuvent-ils être consommés en toute sécurité? Qu’est-ce que l’agriculture biologique? Comment les animaux comme les poulets ou les bovins sont-ils élevés?

snapAG offre aux élèves et aux étudiants des ressources sur des sujets d’actualité liés à l’industrie agricole, comme les produits biologiques, les biotechnologies, les OGM, l’élevage, et plus encore. 

Explorez les tendances de l’agriculture au Canada en parcourant les rubriques ci-dessous.

Welcome to snapAG

What are GMO's

What are GMO's

What is a GMO?

GMO stands for “genetically modified organism”. The genetics of virtually all plant-based food we eat today have been modified over time, so the term “GMO” could technically apply to all of them. When people talk about GMOs, they are often referring to genetic engineering.

GMO Foods

GMO Foods

Summary: Are you concerned about eating food that has been genetically altered? What’s the benefit to me?

GMO's Around the World

GMO's Around the World

Summary:  What if there was a way to help farmers grow crops that could protect themselves from pests while producing essential vitamins and minerals to fight malnutrition in children?  That way is genetic engineering.

 

Advanced Plant Breeding

Advanced Plant Breeding

Summary:  Crop breeding is a rapidly advancing science, that uses genetic and biological innovations to efficiently develop better crop varieties.

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Plant Breeding and Food Security

Summary:  The 1996 World Food Summit states that food security "exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life." How can plant breeding contribute to food security?

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Genetics and Plant Breeding

Summary:  DNA is the recipe for life!  Differences in the genetic code are the reason why one person has blue eyes rather than brown, why some people are susceptible to certain diseases, why birds only have two wings, and why giraffes have long necks.

History of Plant Breeding

History of Plant Breeding

Summary: Did you know the cultivation of the first crops led to the first permanent settlements? Plant domestication started some 10,000 years ago by farmers selecting the best performing plants in a field.

Glyphosate

Glyphosate

Glyphosate is one of the most widely used and effective herbicides (to kill weeds) used in the world today. 

L’agriculture biologique

L’agriculture biologique

Les agriculteurs biologiques travaillent la terre et élèvent leur bétail de manière durable et dans le respect de l’environnement. Ayant en commun de nombreuses pratiques avec les agriculteurs non biologiques, ils possèdent cependant des pratiques qui leur sont propres.

Fertilizer

Fertilizer

Plants require nutrients to grow. As plants grow, they use nutrients from the soil. When they are harvested, they take those nutrients with them and so they need to be replenished for the next crop.

Crop Rotation

Crop Rotation

Urban gardens, horticulture operations, grain farms should all be practicing crop rotation. 

Les exploitations agricoles d’aujourd’hui

Les exploitations agricoles d’aujourd’hui

La plupart des exploitations agricoles sont très différentes de celles qui existaient il y a cinquante ans. Ce qui n’a pas changé cependant, c’est l’engagement à prendre soin de la terre, des cultures et des animaux.

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.

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