Module 10: Additional Resources


  • Debate: a formal discussion where both sides of an argument are put forward
  • Food safety: the degree to which processes and regulations surrounding how we handle, prepare and store to reduce the risk of health hazards
  • Food security: the ability to provide adequate, nutritious and accessible food and affordable prices
  • GM food: food that has been genetically altered
  • Growth hormones: a hormone that stimulates growth in animals
  • Organic agriculture: an agricultural production process that adheres to strict principles regarding the minimal use of non-organic inputs
  • Price premium: the percentage by which a product’s price is greater than a counterpart
  • SPLEEEMR: a mnemonic that helps debaters remember types of arguments that stands for social, political, legal, economic, environmental, ethical, military and religious
  • Supply chains: the processes involved in producing food from farm to table


FAO. (2016). Organic agriculture. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome. Retrieved from:

Haney, S. (2016, March 16). Selling beef to A&W is not betrayal. realagriculture. Retrieved from:

Harmon, A. (2013, August 24). Golden Rice: Lifesaver? The New York Times. Retrieved from:

Organic Centre. (2007, May 1). Growth hormones fed to beef cattle damage human health. Organic Consumers Association. Retrieved from:

Valeeva, N.I., Meuwissen, M.P.M., & Huirne, R.B.M. (2004). Economics of food safety in chains: a review of general principles. NJAS-Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences51(4), pp. 369-390. Retrieved from:

Wesseler, J., & Zilberman, D. (2014). The economic power of the Golden Rice opposition. Environment and Development Economics, 19(06), pp. 724-742.

Supplementary Resources

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) website:

Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada website:

Public Works and Government Services Canada. (2016). Organic production systems – general principles and management standards. Government of Canada, CAN/CGSB-32.2015. Retrieved from: