Roughage, such as grass and silage maize, is the main source of feed protein, representing 45% of EU total feed use. Oilseed meals supply almost a quarter of the feed proteins. While the EU is fully self-sufficient in roughage, the EU produces only 26% of what it consumes for meals from soya bean and rapeseed. Looking at the total EU use, about 80% of the feed is from EU origin. These are among the key findings of the ‘EU Feed Protein Balance Sheet’ for 2017/18, published today by the European Commission.
Sun, sea, sand and… jellyfish. Beach holidays have become a risky pursuit as jellyfish populations have exploded in warming seas worldwide in recent years. But thanks to EU-funded researchers, these gelatinous blobs could become a valuable resource – as food, ingredients in medicine and cosmetics, and even as a means to counter pollution.
The aim of the conference is to raise awareness on the benefits and opportunities of Baltic mussel production and use, and furthermore establish a Baltic mussel farming Working Group that works to maximise these benefits in the Baltic Sea Region.