The University of Manitoba will be studying the environmental footprint of pig production in Canada.
The U of M's Dr. Mario Tenuta will be leading the project.
"Our project will be going for four and a half years," he said. "It's funded through Manitoba Pork, Swine Innovation Pork, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada as well. The project is actually Canadian-based, so we will be doing a national survey to get an assessment of what pig production practices look like, and resource use, and production efficiencies right across Canada."
Dr. Tenuta is hoping to see his team get the project started by January 2nd.
He notes studies like this are becoming more important as consumers become more disconnected from agriculture production.