U.S. corn use was increased this month because of increased blending of ethanol intoboth reformulated and regular gasoline, says the USDA's Economic Research Service (ERS) Feed Outlook report for March 2009.
Mangroves are essentially a tropical group of salt tolerant plants that occupy the inter-tidal zone of sheltered coasts around estuaries and lagoons, writes Simon Wilkinson for the Network of Aquaculture Centres Asia-Pacific.
Rapid increases in production have led to falling prices, which in turn have put increasing pressures on producers to limit costs. The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations explains how the different systems of production work.
Modern day marine fisheries have recently been branded as an underperforming global asset kept afloat by government subsidies. Can these fisheries be turned into profitable ventures, or will aquaculture step up to take its place as the main global supplier? Ad…