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    • Chopped bacon

      Growing bacon in a bioreactor instead of a barn?

      Ontario Farmer, June 14, 2022: Cellular agriculture – often popularly called “lab-grown” or “animal-free” – uses animal cell cultures, tissue engineering or precision fermentation-based techniques to create products like meat, dairy and eggs that have to date always come from traditional livestock production.

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    • Looking sideways can help livestock industry embrace disruptors

      Ontario Hog Farmer, April - May 2022: There are two categories of disruptors facing the livestock sector, and the industry is encouraged to look outside of itself for solutions that will help it be on the right side of coming change. 

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    • Sign in a field showing future home of the Ontario Swine Research Facility

      Collaboration necessary to move research from the lab to the farm

      Ontario Hog Farmer, February 2022: Improving the conversion rate and spurring more adoption of research outcomes is an issue for the entire livestock industry. Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), an umbrella organization for livestock research and innovation in Ontario, is working on improving not just how research results get to producers but also how to encourage change on the farm and in the industry.

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    • Pigs in a barn

      University of Guelph decision support system could predict the next pandemic

      Influenza virus that jumps from pigs or poultry to humans could be catastrophic By Lilian Schaer for Livestock Research Innovation Corporation For Shayan...

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