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In recent years, attention has been focused on addressing the global challenges of hunger, malnutrition and impaired health in our population. Since 2014, aquaculture has provided more ﬁsh for human consumption than capture ﬁsheries, and by 2030 it is expected to contribute 60% of the total ﬁsh and shrimp available for human consumption. Expanding the role of aquaculture towards ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition is as important as the focus on increasing production. Aquaculture is uniquely positioned to be one of the driving forces needed to address the nutrition challenges that we face in the world today.
The need to provide enough animal protein for a growing population, while reducing the environmental costs of farming will require smart science and innovative solutions. This will make it possible to grow aquaculture in a sustainable way. DSM cares about making this aquaculture growth sustainable and is addressing this challenge with its strategic initiative: We Make It Possible.
With the need for an expanding raw material basket in aquaculture, and the increased use of plant raw materials, feed enzymes are a key technology that enable higher efficiency of use. By complementing the animals' own digestive enzymes, feed enzymes, ensure more of the diet is digested, and their use delivers greater flexibility in feed formulation. Follow this link to see how DSM enzymes can solve this challenge.
Over 50% of fish and shrimp for human consumption comes from aquaculture and consumer demand for sustainable seafood has grown rapidly in the last years. One of the challenges facing the industry is reducing our reliance on marine derived EPA & DHA omega 3 fatty acids. Veramaris® is the first ASC-MSC certified natural marine algae oil with the highest levels of EPA & DHA omega 3- fatty acids. This breakthrough innovation can help the industry grow within planetary boundaries. Learn how Veramaris® and its breakthrough innovation can solve this challenge.
It is well documented that compound feed, used in about 70% of global aquaculture, is the largest contributor to the environmental footprint. When assessing how animal production can sustainably meet future protein demand, a full life cycle assesment that covers all 19 environmental metrics should be conducted for different aquaculture production systems. Read here how DSM innovative solutions can enable the profitable growth of aquaculture within planetary boundaries.
Vitamins and omega-3 are essential for the life, health and well-being of animals. Our Optimal Vitamin NutritionTM Platform (OVNTM) and Veramaris® Optimum Omega Nutrition Platform provide high quality vitamins and essential fatty acids omega-3 for the life stage and growing conditions of aquaculture species. Read here how DSM innovative solutions can improve lifetime performance. By 2025, The World Health Organization (WHO) expects that half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas and current aquaculture inland production represents more than 50% of world total production. Read here how DSM innovative solutions in feed enzyme technology can reduce phosphorus and nitrogen emissions.
More than 1 billion tons of food is lost and wasted each year. Several essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C and E, and omega-3 are key micro-nutrients which can significantly extend the shelf life, quality and improve nutritional value of fish and shrimp products. Color is also a key attribute for the final product and important to consumers. Achieving the correct pigmentation in salmonids, shrimp and other marine species contributes in minimizing downgrades along the value chain and meeting customer demands. Read here how DSM innovative solutions can reduce food loss and waste and improve product quality.
The risk of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) to human and environmental health puts increasing pressure on animal protein industries to reduce antibiotic use. If no action is taken, by 2050 AMR could cause 10 million deaths each year. Farm management, biosecurity, genetics, vaccines, new technologies, functional feeds have all been pivotal in achieving aquaculture growth the last years. DSM innovative solutions support optimum nutrition, improve gut health and enhance immunity, enabling the aquaculture industry to significantly reduce the use of antibiotics across species and geographies. Read here how DSM innovative solutions can tackle AMR.
In DSM we want to play a key role in driving the sustainable growth of aquaculture and work across the industry (different species and countries) with our partners to provide tangible solutions to make this happen.
The amount of fresh water on earth is limited, and its quality is under constant pressure. Current aquaculture inland production represents more than 50% of world total production dominated by carp, tilapia, catfish and shrimp. We provide innovative solutions for optimum water quality, to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen environmental footprint, improve water quality for enabling sustainable animal production.
Expanding the role of aquaculture towards ending hunger and all forms of malnutrition is as important as the focus on increasing production. We provide innovative solutions to deliver fish and shrimp with superior product quality, extended shelf life, consistent colour and optimal nutritional values to the consumer.
Health of farmed fish and shrimp is essential to guarantee sustainable and profitable growth of the aquaculture industry and safeguard final consumers. By ensuring optimum nutrition and optimal gut health, we can improve lifetime performances and reduce antimicrobial use.
Biotin, Vitamin B7, was first synthesized in 1943. Researchers in the early 1900’s had noted a dermatitis, hair loss syndrome in animals and humans consuming diets high in raw egg whites, which took years to elucidate. Since that time, many production functions such as foot pad lesions in poultry, litter size in sows, and hoof health in ruminants have shown positive responses to biotin supplementation. Biotin requirements are very low, often a fraction of a milligram per kg of diet, which means cost to supplement is very low: 10-20 cents per ton for broiler starter for example.
With the recent trend of the global food trade, food safety has become a concern that needs to be emphasized even more to ensure a safe food supply. All members of the food supply chain play a role in maintaining food safety. Whether you are a supplier, a business owner, a manufacturer, or a customer, you have a significant part in food safety. That means we at DSM play a large role in the safety and quality of animal food that can affect the lives and wellbeing of millions of consumers locally and globally. The decisions that we make every day can determine how healthy animals will be, and how safe the food produced by animals will be. Read this article to learn more about how DSM takes various steps to ensure the food safety.
At DSM, Good Manufacturing Practices, or GMPs, are the cornerstone of producing safe, high-quality products. Our GMP’s are comprised of processes, procedures and practices that ensure products are manufactured consistently and controlled according to set quality standards. A well-established GMP program can help cut down on losses and waste while also protecting both DSM and consumers from the occurrence of a feed safety incident. Read this article to learn more about DSM’s GMP program.
Vitamin K was first discovered by Danish researcher Henrik Dam in 1929. In his research with cholesterol in growing chicks, diets with fat removed resulted in extensive hemorrhages. Adding back cholesterol did not help, but there was another mysterious component which did, which was named Vitamin K—the Koagulation vitamin.