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The challenge of sustainability: how Evonik can help

5 August 2013, at 1:00am

GERMANY - The world needs to produce more food, be it cereal or protein, with less land and less water and we must ease the burden on our oceans. Evonik feed additives may not have all the answers, but the company is committed to being part of the solution and is proud that this is already the case.

A global population growing at the rate of 83 million a year means that eventually we will run out of arable land for growing crops, meaning that we need to find alternative ways to feed the world. Evonik products can help

By preserving as much of nature as we can, not only do we protect wildlife and natural finite resources, but we also live up to our responsibility towards future generations.

People all over the world are increasingly paying more attention to what they eat and how their food is produced. That is why Evonik takes a more critical look at the way we utilise nature’s scarce resources. Through its aquaculture products, Evonik contributes to reducing overfishing of the sea.

At present, for every kilogram of weight gained by a fish in aquaculture, up to 3 kg wild-caught fish are necessary as a protein source. Traditional fish diets in aquaculture contain up to 66 per cent fish components but, by adding less than one per cent Evonik amino acids to fish feed, the fish meal content in modern fish diets can be reduced to 15 per cent.

Evonik produces and markets the essential amino acids for advanced animal nutrition: MetAMINO® (DL-methionine), Biolys® (L-lysine), AQUAVI® Lys (L-lysine for aquaculture), ThreAMINO® (L-threonine) and TrypAMINO® (L-tryptophan).

Evonik also provides a wide range of comprehensive AMINO services to the feed, livestock and aquaculture industry.

From analysis to process optimisation, these tools foster all aspects of livestock and aquaculture nutrition management. These services contribute significantly to customers’ competitiveness while enabling healthy and environmentally friendly animal nutrition.

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The Health and Welfare of Atlantic Salmon course

It is vital that fish farm operatives who are responsible for farmed fish are trained in their health and welfare. This will help to ensure that fish are free from disease and suffering whilst at the same time promote good productivity and comply with legislation.

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