Students will engage in an inquiry that allows them to dig deep into their learning.
ALR’s: http://www.alc.gov.bc.ca/alr/alr_main.htm (Iliana)
Organic rules: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/faqs-canada-s-rules-for-organic-food-1.985587 (Shayla)
Organic Regulations: https://www.cog.ca/about_organics/organic-standards-and-regulations/ (Rebecca)
US Organic Regulations: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?navid=organic-agriculture (Rylie)
GMO’s: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/what-you-can-do/queen-of-green/faqs/food/understanding-gmo/ (Janelle)
GMO’s Salmon Eggs: http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/nov/25/canada-genetically-modified-salmon-commercial (Salem)
Technology: http://curiosity.discovery.com/question/technology-improved-agriculture (Mike)
Transportation: http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarm2.htm (Eamon)
Transportation: http://cfhs.ca/farm/transportation/ (Josh)
Crop Grafting- (Dylan)
Gethsemane Luttrell– First Nations Environmental Health Officer. She will discuss provincial and federal laws and codes for food production.
Peter Malowney- Mainland farmer who produces dairy, turkey and grain.
Class Field Trips
The class will head to Christine Keen’s local farm. We will spend the class looking at genetically altered species with a focus on purpose. We will also consider organic production vs. inorganic farming practices. Lastly, we will consider local farming technologies.