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187: Non-food crops

This paper explores the potential of these crops, gives current areas grown and describes some case studies of their use. It is summarised from the Defra strategy document for non-food crops

Year of Publication2004

Agricultural crops are traditionally grown to supply food and animal feed but increasingly plants are providing raw materials for use in applications such as lubricants, surfactants, solvents, car parts and high value products for the health care and beauty industries. These applications are providing new outlets for some of the UK's traditional agricultural crops, opening up market opportunities for by-products and even introducing novel or alternative crops.

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