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Europe faces eco-feed shortage

As a result of the poor weather conditions, fewer raw materials have been harvested in Europe. At the same time, the growing ecological pig and poultry farms demand an increasing amount of ecological feeding stuffs. An impending shortage of ecological animal feed is therefore occurring.

Biologica, the Dutch association for ecological production and the department of ecological farming at Wageningen University are currently investigating the facts entailing this shortage. This has to lead to an advice to the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture that has to discuss it further with the EU officials in Brussels.

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