Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom

Resources

Got questions about Canadian Agriculture - Economic Impact, Jobs, Farming, GMOs ...

Check out these resources for accurate, balanced and current information about Agriculture!

 

Overview of Agriculture

All About Food - Exploring Canada's Food System

(2014 edition)  

Grades 9 - 12: It's a booklet in English or French. Free copies available. Contact us at info@aitc.mb.ca.  It's a website in English and French.  It contains information on:

  • The entire Agri-Food system in Canada
  • Agriculture Careers
  • Consumer Health and Nutrition
  • Modern Farms
  • Agriculture Production
  • Beyond the Farm

All About Food - Agrifood Facts

(2008 edition)

Grades 5 - 12: It's a booklet available as a download in English. Read about:

  • Agri-food System
  • What Canadians Eat
  • Food Costs
  • Healthy Eating
  • Today's Farms
  • Food Safety
  • Distinctly Canadian
  • Food Production
  • The Land and Environment
  • Provincial Overview
  • Trade in Canada

 

The Real Dirt on Farming

(2015 edition)

Grades 9 - 12: It's a booklet in English or French - order a free copy below.  Or download it in English or French. Find out about:

  • Canadian Farming - Past and Present
  • Farm Animals 
  • Crops
  • Economics of Farming
  • Safe food
  • Farmers: The Active Environmentalists
  • Farm Animal Care
  • Food, Farming and the Future

 

Animal Agriculture

Beef Infographic

by Agriculture More Than Ever

Grades 5 - 12: Infographic on-line here.

 

Hormones in Cattle

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 7 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

How Pigs are Raised

by Manitoba Pork

Grades 7 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

An Inside Look at Beef Processing

by Elie Krieger, Dietitian and host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite” published in Huffington Post (December 19, 2010)

Grades 5 - 12:  Article on-line here

 

Organic Fertilizer

by Manitoba Pork

Grades 5 - 12: Information on-line here.

 

We Are Part of the Solution 

by Manitoba Pork, highlights manure management and environment jobs in the Pork industry. 

Grades 7 - 12: Brochure on-line here.

 

Worried About Antibiotic Resistance and Use in Cattle?

by Alberta Beef Producers

Grades 8 - 12: Infographic on-line here.

 

Worried About Hormones in Cattle?

by Alberta Beef Producers

Grades 8 - 12:  Infographic on-line here.

 

Consumer Issues

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe…and everyone else #14

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 9 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Chemistry Lesson for The Food Babe…and everyone else #15

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 9 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Fear of Fries

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 5 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Think Food Prices are high? Get ready for higher.

by Terry Daynard published in Ottawa Citizen (March 22, 2016)

Grades 7 - 12: Article on line here.

 

You Asked: Is there really a “dirty secret” about almonds?

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 9 - 12: Article on-line here.

GMO 

Are GMOs Safe?

by William Saletan published in Slate (July 15, 2015)

Grades 9 - 12: Article on-line here. Be sure to try the GMO Shopping Game included in this article.

 

Benefits of GM Crops Badly Underestimated

by Stuart Smyth, William Kerr and Peter Phillips in Windsor Star (June 9, 2016)

William Kerr is a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; Peter Phillips is a professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy; and Stuart Smyth is the assistant professor and research chair in Agri-Food Innovations, all with the University of Saskatchewan.

Grades 9 - 12: Artile on-line here.

 

My genetically modified crops are everything an environmentalist should want.

by Bob Bartley, MB farmer. Published in the Financial Post (April 13, 2016)

Grades 7 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

There are no fish genes in tomatoes

by Dr. Joe Schwarcz, McGill University Office for Science and Society Blog

Grades 5 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Innovation and Technology

The A to Z of technology changing agriculture

by Karen McMahon, Lynn Varpness, Jodie Wehrspann, Kathy Graul, David Hest, Lynn Grooms, John Pocock , Farm Industry News, Apr 29, 2013

Grades 7 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Sweet potato Vitamin A research wins World Food Prize

by Mark Kinver, Environment reporter, BBC News 13 October 2016

Grades 7 - 12: Article on-line here.

 

Organic Farming

Consumers want organic, so why are farmers wary?

by Robert Arnason, The Western Producer (January 29, 2015)

Grades 7 - 12. Article on-line here.