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New Potatoes from the seabed

Zone(s): Denmark ¦ Sector(s): Food

[29 June 2014, The Copenhagen Post] By Nanna G Vansteelant: Denmark and the Netherlands are among the most intensively farmed countries in Europe, but space is running out. The need to expand into new areas, along with the sustainability trend, has inspired the Danish business, agriculture and research industries to farm the Danish seabed.  In 2010, 19 million tonnes of seaweed were produced globally. Some 95.5 percent of it originated from Asia and had an estimated market value of 31.5 billion kroner, according to an FAO report from 2012.

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