With scientific practices in the agriculture industry growing ever more commonplace, Genome Alberta is having a discussion with producers and consumers about the impacts of biotechnology in livestock production.
Director of Communications Mike Spear admits using genomes in livestock is fairly new technique.
“Using traditional breeding techniques, it can take you four or five, six generations before you can be sure that you’ve got the ideal cross in cattle to get the most feed efficient or the best marbled meat. Now using genetic technology, you can do a nasal swab, do a test, and find out very, very quickly.”
The provincewide discussion comes to Grande Prairie tonight, as the Coke Centre will host a free seminar beginning at 7 p.m.
The hope to hear ideas and concerns from producers and consumers.