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View Resource Food Calories and Land

Obesity is on the rise in the United States, due primarily to the size and composition of the American diet. Discussion topics include lack of exercise, changes in calorie intake over time, and environmental impacts of these increases in consumption. Each student will participate in an activity in which they investigate how their own diets affect the agricultural demands of a hypothetical...

View Resource Who Took My Bag of Chips?

In this lesson, students will investigate the impact of transgenic organisms and genetically manipulated foods. The material teaches biology, biotechnology and bioethics topics and would be appropriate for high school classes. The project is designed as a culminating activity after a unit on biotechnology and genetic engineering. The lesson includes detailed instructions for teachers. This...

View Resource USDA: The Census of Agriculture

The United States Department of Agriculture has the results of the 2007 Census of Agriculture now available on its website. Unlike the ten-year census of all people, the census of agriculture occurs every five years. But what exactly is counted in an agriculture census, you might ask? By looking at the USDA website under the Census Highlights section in the middle of the homepage, visitors can...

View Resource Integrated Crop Management Newsletter

The electronic version of the Integrated Crop Management Newsletter is published by the Department of Entomology at Iowa State University. From the spring season to the fall season, the Newsletter emerges weekly; and features short articles in the content areas of Crop Production; Insects and Mites; Pesticide Education; Plant Diseases; Soil Fertility; and Weed Management. Appealing primarily to...

View Resource Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Online

Developed as an integral part of the Canadian government, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada "provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system, health of the environment and innovation for growth." On this site, visitors can learn about these various agricultural initiatives, read statements from the Minister of Agriculture and...

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