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Who pays for an AI crisis?

Following an avian influenza outbreak, not all compensation schemes are created equal, and lack of compensation is a problem that extends far beyond geographical borders.

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture announces 2016 winners

Canadian Young Speakers for Agriculture has announced the winners of the 2016 competition, which took place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto.

Animal confinement question passes in MA

All eggs, pork and veal produced and sold in Massachusetts will be required to come from humanely caged animals by 2022.
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Chick Gender

Determining chick gender

In 2007, when Dr. Michael Ngadi at McGill University developed a way of predicting chicken egg hatchability using hyperspectral imaging with 95 per cent accuracy, no one noticed. Three years later an article appeared in a magazine asking, what happened to that research? No one answered. But in 2012, public concerns with chick maceration changed the question: could this technology determine the gender of the chick? No one had thought to ask until then, but Egg Farmers of Ontario decided to invest $50K to find out.

“It’s a testimony to funding early research,” says Tim Nelson, CEO of the Livestock Research Innovation Corporation (LRIC), a Guelph-based organization that acts as a catalyst to enable cross-disciplinary and cross-sectorial research. » Read more...

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