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Documentary aims to answer questions about food processing in Canada


Less than two per cent of Canada’s population lives on a farm, and this lack of connection to farming has led to confusion about safe farm practices and food choices. The Real Farm Lives is a documentary web series about the realities of modern farming in Canada returns for another season to help bridge the gap.

“We know Canadians have questions about food production and farming practices. That’s why we go straight to the source in Real Farm Lives,” said Pierre Petelle, president and CEO of CropLife Canada, the association behind the series. “We’re excited to build on the success of season one and continue connecting Canadians with real farmers who can help them better understand the complexities of modern farming and the challenges and innovations involved in feeding a growing population.”

Weather, insects, weeds and diseases all impact the crops and livelihoods of Canadian farmers. Real Farm Lives, which first launched in 2018, explores the role plant science technologies such as GMOs and pesticides play in protecting the food we eat.

Season two introduces viewers to new faces, places and crops, featuring families from Alberta and Nova Scotia. The series reveals everything from the plant science technologies farmers use to improve their crops to navigating the unique dynamics that come with operating a busy family farm.