Feeding Canada: Antibiotics and Growth Hormones
Use this free video and teaching resource to help your grades 7–12 students explore the use and regulation of antibiotics and growth hormones in the Canadian food system.
In the fourth video of this six-part series, your class will explore regulations for the use of antibiotics and growth hormones in the production and processing components of the Canadian food system.
Through class discussion, activities, and reflection questions, students will
Describe why and how antibiotics are used in farm animals
Identify how antibiotic residues in food are monitored and regulated
Explain how labels such as “hormone-free” and “antibiotic-free” are misleading
Explain how growth hormones are used and regulated in Canada.
This resource includes
A detailed Teacher Guide with background information, discussion questions, activities, and extended learning resources
A student viewing guide with pre- and post-video reflection questions and additional learning resources.
The program is available as a digital download, or you can order your free printed materials here.
This lesson is designed to be completed either on its own or as part of the series Six Videos to Learn About the Food System. Click here to explore the other lessons.