The Shanghai Academy of Agricultural Sciences (SAAS), the government of Alberta and the Alberta Research Council (ARC), alongside private sector partners will study the potential of rapeseed as feedstuff.
The aim of the research will be to improve the productivity of rapeseed-based
feed, improving its nutritional value and also reducing the amount of phosphates
present in the livestock manure in a bid to minimise the industry’s
The partners involved will use bioscience
technology to modify North American rapeseed so that the feed crop will contain
phytase, an enzyme which would help livestock digestion.
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