Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture in the Classroom

Our Response to Food Inc.

The film Food, Inc., by filmmaker Robert Kenner has people talking and thinking more critically about their food supply.

Agriculture in the Classroom - Manitoba has compiled a list of resources in response to these concerns that provides a Canadian perspective and is helpful to both agricultural organizations and educators in clarifying information and dispelling myths.  Additional links offer a broad look at agriculture nationally.

 

Food Inc. - An Alternative View
If you show 'Food Inc.' the movie then here are some resources to use with your students to:
- provide different view points
- encourage critical thinking
- foster media literacy
- stimulate debate
This resource sheet includes links to American and Canadian sources of information, video and text that deal with the issues covered in the movie.
(Created by AITC-M)

The Real Dirt on Farming II
This full colour pictorial booklet illustrates what Canadian Farming looks like today.
(Published by Ontario Farm Animal Council in partnership with Canadian Agriculture Partners)
Available in English and French to order or download from the AITC-M Resource Webpage

A Current Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System
This report from the Federal Government provides an economic overview of the current Canadian agriculture and agri-food system including:
- employment trends
- environmental sustainability
- structural changes
- challenges and opportunities.
(Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada)

SafeFoodInc.com Myths and Facts About Food Inc.

American Meat Institute - Myths and Facts About Meat Production

American Meat Institute - Meat Myth Crushers (A series of short videos which deal with the myths and provide you with referenced facts so you can make informed choices.)
 

Monsanto - Food, Inc.
 

US National Chicken Council Responds to Food Inc. Movie
 

Canadian Seed Trade Association - The Canadian Seed Industry Has a Plan - 4:26 min. video which looks at the challenges facing the agriculture industry and a plan to meet those challenges.
 

Manitoba Canola Producers - Canola and Biotechnology
 

The Progressive Farmer - Ag Group Responding to Food Inc.
 

Farm World - Ag industry reacts to new contentious documentary

Forbes - What Food Activists Ignore

Foreign Policy Magazine - Attention Whole Food Shoppers by Robert Paarlberg