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  • Can the World Feed China?

    By Lester R. Brown Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year, according to the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture projections. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift? It wasn’t until 20 years ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Top modern shrimp feed facility in Ecuador

    A new joint venture investment makes the construction of a greenfield project for a state-of-the-art shrimp feed facility reality. The new facility is located near the city of Guayaquil and has capacity to annually produce around 130,000 tons of high quality shrimp feed for supplying the local market. A GRAINTEC project team in cooperation with a Cargill project team have worked out the ...


    By Graintec A/S

  • Green Industrial Revolution Needed to Feed and Fuel the Future

    "The so-called fossil-age will make a shift to the bio-based-economy. In two or three centuries from now, people will look back on our civilization as a merely brief moment in history where we in a period of just about 250 years shifted our total economy to coal, oil and gas. To make the shift back to living with, and ...


    By DSM

  • Feeding a growing population that relies on ecosystem services (Part II of II)

    The future of farming, food supply, and protection of natural resources are utterly interdependent. While all economic sectors depend to some degree on ecosystem services, agriculture has the most intimate relationship with nature. Agriculture depends on healthy ecosystems for services such as pollination for nearly 75% of the world’s crop species, freshwater, erosion control, and climate ...

  • Non-food crops lock up enough calories to feed 4 billion

    Global calorie availability could be increased by as much as 70 per cent - feeding an additional 4 billion people - by shifting cropland use to produce food for humans rather than livestock feed and biofuels, according to new research. Such a shift could free up calories roughly equivalent to the yield increases achieved for maize, wheat and rice between 1965 and 2009, researchers say in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • USSEC conducts cage aquaculture production cost management seminar in the Philippines

    USSEC conducted a cage aquaculture production cost management seminar for the Chinese staff and managers of Sahara Feeds Corp. Milkfish Cage Farm in Taal Lake, Talisay, Batangas, Philippines on December 7. USSEC Philippines Technical Manager – Aquaculture Levy Manalac discussed how to manage and save on cage aquaculture production cost with the proper use of extruded floating feed and good ...

  • Shrimp growth breakthrough

    Aligning the right high-specification nutrition with precise feed management procedures could bring a new golden era for shrimp farmers in Ecuador and across Latin America. Skretting has gone through countless aspects of shrimp feed management, with strong emphasis on confirming the best nutrient composition of its feeds as well as to establish the optimal number of feed occasions. In controlling ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Skretting Ecuador launch captures progressive spirit of the shrimp farming industry

    The Skretting Ecuador brand has been officially launched in Ecuador and Peru. Skretting Ecuador will use the company’s worldwide R&D knowledge, combined with its local insight and experience to support shrimp farmers with the overriding aim to increase their production in a more sustainable manner. Skretting Ecuador has been launched to support the growing need for sustainable ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • The hidden environmental costs of meat production

    The meat industry involves global trading of feed, live animals and processed meat. A new study suggests that environmental costs are not necessarily expressed in the price paid by the consumers benefiting from cheap meat, but as environmental damage further back up the supply chain. Global meat consumption has increased by 75 per cent in 20 years, with consumers becoming increasingly removed ...

  • SEE ALGAE Technology to Present at Algae Europe 2012 Conference

    SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH ("SAT" or the Company¨), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, will present at the upcoming Algae Europe 2012 conference in Rome on Friday, September 7th. SAT CEO Dr. Joachim Grill will discuss the technical advantages of the company’s algae photobioreactors in the industrial cultivation of micro-algae for ...

  • How Can YSI`s Aquaculture Capabilities and Solutions Benefit You?

    Rapid population growth and an increased awareness of the health benefits associated with seafood is projected to significantly increase the demand. Making the issue even more critical is that our natural fisheries are already under pressure and can't sustainably meet the expected demand. Aquaculture-based production is the only way to meet the global need for more seafood, without overfishing ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • Lockheed Martin´s Technology-Infused Mobile Fish Pen Named A Top 25 Invention By TIME Magazine

    You've heard the old saying — there are plenty of fish in the sea — however, this may not always be the case. The inability of wild fisheries to supply the burgeoning demand for healthful and protein-rich seafood has given rise to a ...


    By Lockheed Martin

  • Fueling ethanol production while protecting water quality

    Grain-based ethanol production has increased dramatically in recent years as the cost and instability of oil has increased. New US government policies require major increases in ethanol production. While future plans call for a viable cellulosic ethanol industry, expanded grain ethanol production will lead to further growth of corn acres in the near term, with unintended negative water quality ...

  • New strategy aims to reduce agricultural ammonia

    As concerns about air pollution from large dairies and other concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) continue to mount, scientists are reporting a practice that could cut emissions of an exceptionally abundant agricultural gas—ammonia—by up to 30%. In the May-June 2011 issue of the Journal of Environmental Quality, a team led by Mark Powell, a soil scientist with the USDA ...

  • Pepsi, American Express and Komen speakers added to cause marketing forum agenda

    New speakers at the cutting edge of cause marketing have joined the faculty of the Cause Marketing Forum conference to be held June 2 & 3 at the Westin Chicago River North. These include: Bonin Bough, Pepsico's global director of digital and social media, one of the chief architects of Pepsi Refresh, the year-long initiative using digital and traditional media to give away more than $20 ...

  • SEE ALGAE Technology Wins Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year 2012 Award

    SEE ALGAE Technology GmbH ("SAT" or the "Company"), a leading developer of infrastructure for the commercial production of high-quality algae, today received the Brazilian Bioenergy Innovation of the Year 2012 Award for its cutting edge algae cultivation technology. In explaining their decision to grant the highly competitive award to SAT, the independent judging panel assembled by Green Power ...

  • Q&A: Ethanol, oil and what it means to be green

    Q: What is the ethanol mandate? A: In 2007, Congress passed a law requiring oil companies to blend corn ethanol into the gasoline supply. That requirement started at 9 billion gallons and has risen each year since. This year, it's about 13 billion gallons. Barack Obama, who was running for president against a crowded field of Democrats in the Iowa caucuses, was a champion for this law. And with ...


    By Associated Press

  • Soy industry adopts environmental safeguards

    Elements of the soy industry have agreed to take a milestone step toward improving their production practices, which have led to widespread deforestation, displacement of small-farmers and indigenous peoples, and loss of natural habitats. On Thursday, participants in the Round Table on Responsible Soy (RTRS) unanimously agreed to implement a pilot program of voluntary production standards aimed ...


    By WWF International

  • US biofuels industry could use municipal wastes

    The US Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has released a new report outlining how the Pacific Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources -- if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used. The report notes that it will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Key to using local resources for biomass may include waste - US study

    The US Northwest can have a sizeable biofuels industry based primarily on local resources - if non-traditional feedstocks, such as municipal waste, and new conversion technologies are used, according to a report issued by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. It will be difficult for the Northwest to create a significant biofuels industry based on today's land use ...

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