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Pigs on display

Visitors to the University of Manitoba’s Bruce D. Campbell Farm and Food Discovery Centre can now see newborn piglets on display.

The community outreach centre located at the University of Manitoba’s Glenlea Research Station is part of the National Centre for Livestock and the Environment. It is designed to provide people information about the science and technology involved in getting food from the farm to their plates.

Guy Robbins, the centre’s visitor services manager, says the facility features a variety of hands-on exhibits including a tractor-driving simulation, computer games and an exercise bike focusing on modern farming including four windows into the hog barn.

Bakers run short of eggs

brussels / reuters / Biscuit and cake makers across Europe are cutting back on baking because of an egg shortage being blamed on a ban on cross-border trade in eggs from small battery cages.

Since the ban took effect in January, some suppliers have failed to meet their contracts because of the shortage, forcing bakers to buy eggs from supermarkets. Pasta makers are also being affected by the scarcity.

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