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Future Meat Technologies is already producing test products, including this cultured chicken breast.

Cellular agriculture makes waves in protein production

Government investment, cellular food policy strategy and regulation are missing so far

Scalable cell-based meat production is a reality now that the world’s first industrial cultured meat facility has been launched. Israel-based Future Meat Technologies (FMT) opened its plant last month and aims to have products on the market by 2022. The facility marks new market potential to compete against traditional agriculture and aquaculture sectors. Why it

Dr. Tye Perrett says underserved areas are attracting more livestock operations but few veterinarians.

Vet shortage isn’t getting better and concerns aren’t going away

Protecting the food supply and trade also relies on having enough livestock vets

Glacier FarmMedia – Veterinarians are often the first line of defence to prevent and mitigate animal diseases or foreign animal disease outbreaks. However, more and more vets, particularly new graduates, are migrating to companion animal practices. And that has implications when it comes to protecting the food supply. Large-animal vets are key when it comes


A recent report showed children aged one to four have the highest rate of fatalities.

Virtual Farm Safety Days allow broader reach during pandemic

Organizers optimistic 2022 will see a return to in-person programming

Glacier FarmMedia – The traditional Safety Farm Days are missing from most farm communities’ calendars this year. A valued tradition, Progressive Agriculture Foundation (PAF) Farm Safety Days, in partnership with the Canadian Agricultural Safety Association (CASA), have helped hundreds of thousands of rural and farm kids learn how to stay safe while working and playing