FIsh farms lure Cargill, Inc. as global demand for seafood outpaces meats
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For the first time, the world is eating more fish from farms than from the open sea, spurring billions of dollars of takeovers as one of the largest food companies seeks to capitalize on rising demand. The latest buyer to enter the fray is Cargill Inc., the world’s biggest grain trader and a meat supplier, which said Monday it agreed to acquire Norwegian salmon-feed business EWOS Holding AS for $1.5 billion. Fish consumption is growing at a faster pace than beef, pork, and poultry, driven by an expanding, increasingly prosperous global population that recognizes the health benefits of eating seafood. Demand is forecast by United Nations to outstrip supply in coming years. Wild fish aren’t going to fill the gap, and that leaves farming in lakes and coastal waters -- also known as aquaculture -- to make up the shortfall.
FIsh farms lure Cargill, Inc. as global demand for seafood outpaces meats. (2015, August 19). Business World, p. S3/3.
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