Geography of Food Project - Canada
By: Daniel and Alex
Agricultural Economy of Canada:
It is known that Canada is ranked with some of the highest places in the production of crops. Canada was also ranked fairly high in meat production as well.
Food Produced in Canada:
Food that is typically produced in Canada includes meat products, various fruits and vegetables, and dairy (such as eggs and milk) from the livestock on the farms. Also, Canada produces a large amount of grain products.
Origin of Foods in Canada:
The foods that are currently being produced in Canada originally came from the arrival of the Selkirk settlers in 1812. They were colonizing Canada and needed to find a way to find food for the colonists, so they started to grow crops and raise livestock there.
Imported/Exported Goods from Canada:
The goods that are exported from Canada include Wheat, Canola oil, Meats, Vegetables, and Fruits. These goods are exported to many different places as well, including both North and South America and England. As far as for the imported goods, Canada gets imported items like fruits, vegetables, and livestock that could not survive in Canada's climate. Most of the imports come from North and South America, but some imports also come from other parts of the world.
Unique food produced in Canada:
Some of the more unique foods that are produced in Canada include various types of apples, rye bread, and maple flavored foods, including maple syrup.
Typical food(s) of Canada:
Even though Canada is famous for the amount of crops that the country produces, Canada also has another specialty, a food that the people in Canada like to call Poutine.
Typical Recipe of Canada:
Spinach and Pine Nuts is another recipe that represents Canada. Here is how to make them: (Original recipe makes 6 servings/ serving size 1/2 cup)
- 3 pounds spinach, rinsed
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- freshly ground black pepper
- Wash the spinach, but allow the water to cling to the leaves. Cook the spinach until it wilts in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach, pine nuts, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with pepper and serve.
Cooking methods of Canada:
When cooking foods in Canada, the people usually bake, steam, fry, and boil the food. the most used methods, though, are frying or baking food.
Other facts about Food in Canada:
1. Farmers in Canada today can make home-grown food for over 120 people, compared to just 10 people in 1931.
2. The Canadian agricultural economy in 2008 was at a total of $70 billion.
3. 1 out of 8 Canadian jobs deals with Agriculture.
4. Canadian families save about 50% on grocery costs if they grow their food at home.