CEREAL CROPS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE IN EUROPE
In this comprehensive report, prepared for the Commission of the European Communities, a large number of possibilities for the utilization of cereal seeds and straw in industry are reviewed and four forecast levels advanced. The technical possibilities are considered promising, but their realization are seen as depending mainly on raw material price, and on the fundamental problem of how to link together agriculture and industry. The report demonstrates that a new type of local harvesting and treatment centers called "agricultural refineries" could increase profit per hectare considerably. It is suggested that straw should be used in increased amounts for paper and fibre boards to substitute for import. The self-sufficiency of feed substitutes, feed protein, vegetable oil and cellulose fibres would be increased. Most agricultural areas could be used in a new diversified agriculture, producing food, feed, fibre, building materials, and industrial chemicals and polymers. The key to that development is to redesign the interface between agriculture and industry enabling us economically to extract the raw materials from the dispersed agriculture to the industry. Five recommendations are made.
Bibliographic Reference: WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING REPORT EUR 9617 EN (1984) FS, 280 P., FREE OF CHARGE
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Record Number: 1989124074800 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
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