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  • Alternative protein: Calls for stricter labelling of vegan “meat” products

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: Livestock farmers in the European Union are pushing for stricter regulations around labelling of vegan meat alternatives.

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  • Automation: Increased automation at abattoirs due to pandemic

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: COVID-19 has spurred the adoption of automation at meat processing facilities in Canada, the United States and Brazil following workforce outbreaks.

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    One Health: Future pandemics and the role animals could play

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: COVID-19 has heightened general awareness of the risk of diseases passing from farmed animals to humans and potentially creating the next global pandemic.

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    Gene editing: Could consumer attitudes prevent more sustainable meat production?

    LRIC newsletter, October 2020: Gene editing technologies could pave the way for more sustainable cattle production, there’s doubt about whether consumers will support use of the technology.

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    Beyond the nose: boar taint quick-test moves into validation testing

    Ontario Hog Farmer, October/November 2020: New research is underway to bring a quick test for boar taint one step closer to commercialization.

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    Innovative Poultry Solutions

    Canadian Poultry, October 2020: The power of innovation is being put to use to address issues of a greater good, like animal welfare, labour and environment - and there are many examples in the poultry sector of innovative solutions that do just that.

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  • Small Ruminants: Sheep the gold standard for solar grazing

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: Sheep are a cost-effective way to manage vegetation growth on solar farms.

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  • Aquaculture: Can food from the sea feed a hungry world?

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: A global consortium of researchers has estimated that the ocean-based aquaculture sector could boost its production by 36 to 74% over current yields by 2050.

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  • Feed: Additives could lessen disease transmission risk

    LRIC newsletter, September 2020: A US study finds feed additives have mitigated the effects of three viral swine diseases found in contaminated feed.

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