U of A carcass and meat scientist Heather Bruce (Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Sciences) says growth rate and carcass quality may be enhanced by proper use of growth implants. But this can have a negative impact on meat quality.
Organizers for the Banff Pork Seminar have made the decision that the 2021 conference will be a virtual one. The seminar is co-ordinated by the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Alberta Pork, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry, and other Canadian pork industry representatives
Research by Diana Stralberg (Renewable Resources) and her team have identified certain “slow lanes” for climate change in Canada, including mountain ranges. The “slow lane” refers to “areas that are changing more slowly with respect to the surrounding landscape.”
Bear populations have been growing all across North America, bringing them in closer and more regular contact with humans each year. That trend is putting bears at far greater risk than humans, according to a new study from the University of Alberta.
An advisory panel to Environment and Climate Change Canada has recommended that a rare moss struggling to survive on the northeast side of Moresby Island should be protected as an endangered species. Researcher Rene Belland (Renewable Resources) is interviewed.
Biodiversity expert Fangliang He (Renewable Resources) comments on a new report that catalogues 308 species, sub-species and varieties of plants and animals found only in Canada.