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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

  • Rising Animal Health – Sinking Costs: Sustained feeding with “FermCube“

    WEDA Dammann & Westerkamp relies on the advantages of fermented feed in pig managements. With their unique, self-sufficient modular system “FermCube”, the Lower Saxonian manufacturers of house equipment offer with immediate effect a compact fermentation unit as a container solution – including complete process control and process monitoring, as well as mixing technology and ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • Ireland's Keenan Systems' Livestock Feed Technology Delivers Breakthrough Productivity Gains and Improves Farm Margins

    At an event today in Washington, D.C. for agriculture industry and policy makers, executives from Richard Keenan & Company, Ireland's largest provider of livestock feed technology, showcased results from the pilot phase of its Gain Plan™ initiative in the US. Gain Plan is an alliance program designed to speed adoption of a transformative new dairy and cattle-feeding model that optimizes ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Understanding land use change and US ethanol expansion

    Understanding changes in land use—such as deforestation, urbanization and agriculture expansion—is important if society is to properly address the challenges of climate change, utilization of natural resources, and energy production and consumption. However, the intensifying debate over potential indirect land use changes resulting from biofuels expansion is nebulous at best. At worst, it is ...

  • Bio Architecture Lab Technology Partners With Xunshan Group to Develop Integrated Bio-Refinery for Fuels, Chemicals & Co-Products From Brown Seaweed

    Bio Architecture Lab (Bal), a biotechnology company whose conversion technology and seaweed bio-refinery design unlocks the full value of seaweed, has entered into an agreement with China's Xunshan Group, the world's largest grower of brown seaweed and a global ocean fishery and aquaculture company. Under terms of the agreement, the companies will develop an integrated seaweed bio-refinery to ...


    By Bio Architecture Lab, Inc.

  • PetroAlgae Changes Name to Parabel

    PetroAlgae Inc. (OTCQB: PALG) announced today that the company’s board of directors has approved a name change to “Parabel Inc.” ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • 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

  • High-yield crops have curbed agricultural land expansion, but care needed to avoid negative biodiversity effects

    The widespread use of higher-yielding improved varieties of crops as part of the Green Revolution’ has averted the conversion of between 18 to 27 million hectares of forests, woodlands and pastures in the period 1965 to 2004, according to a recent study. However, its authors caution that the relationship between these crops and land use change is complex, and good governance is needed to ...

  • HR BioPetroleum Makes Changes to Name, Board, and Leadership

    HR BioPetroleum, Inc. (HRBP), a leading developer of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts, announced today that the company has changed its name to Cellana, Inc., promoted Martin Sabarsky to president and chief executive officer, and that Mike May was elected to the board of directors. Former CEO Ed Shonsey ( ...


    By Marketwire

  • 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

  • Phosphorus-rich soils support larger invertebrates

    In a recent study, researchers have defined the relationship between soil conditions and nutrients with the health of soil ecosystems. The results suggest that organic grassland, rich in phosphorus, is supportive of large populations of bigger invertebrates. All living things are made up of chemical elements in certain proportions and the availability of these elements in the environment can ...

  • 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 ...

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