Are you wondering why some farmers don’t want you to visit their chicken or pig barn? It is not because they have something to hide – it’s because they want to keep their animals healthy!
What is biosecurity?
Biosecurity refers to procedures that prevent livestock and crop diseases from getting onto a farm, spreading within the farm, and/or travelling to another location. Keeping livestock and crops healthy helps ensure your food is safe.
Shower in and shower out!
On high biosecurity farms (like many poultry and pig farms), employees have to shower and change their clothing before they enter and after they leave their workplace. If visitors are allowed, then they are also required to shower in and shower out.
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Journey 2050 Lesson: 1
This resource is a great addition to Lesson 1 – Sustainable Food and Agriculture
What are GMOs and are they okay to eat? What does organic farming look like? How are animals like chickens or cattle raised?
snapAG is a series of resources that invite students to explore the hot topics affecting the agriculture industry today. Topics range from organics, biotechnology, GMOs, livestock, and more.
Explore what’s trending in agriculture in Canada by browsing the topics here.
Sources available at: https://aitc-canada.ca/en-ca/learn-about-agriculture
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