The Canadian Shield: Foods of the Region
These Web sites
will provide you with background information.
Traditionally, hunting and fishing provided the
food staples in many parts of the Canadian Shield. Because of the physical
landscape, there have been limited opportunities for agriculture. One
exception is the region known as the Clay Belt near the town of Kapuskasing,
Ontario. The glacial deposits found in this area have created a small
oasis of farmland that is suitable for cattle ranching and mixed farming.
By searching the town of Kapuskasing Web site using the keyword agriculture,
students can learn more about the importance of the Clay Belt to the local
and Agri-Food Canada
The federal Department of Agriculture Web site provides information and
links to a wide variety of information about agriculture in Canada. Students
have the opportunity to search this site to find facts and information about
food and agriculture in the Canadian Shield. They can also learn more about
some of the current issues facing the food and agriculture industry.
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