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systems, they flourished. Decades later, the Asian carp population has grown to such an extent that it is
creating an ecological disaster, crowding out other species competing for rich food sources in waterways.
“The Asian carp is an important fish. It’s anThe newly established International Fish
eries Industrial Park, which opened on April 12 in Wickliffe, a town of 700 people in Kent
ucky, is a public-private partnership aimed at reducing local Asian carp populations while creating a zero-wast
e food production chain. incredible species and has been domesticated in Asia for more than 2,400 ye
ars,” He said. “We consume more Asian carp than any
other fish … We eat more silver carp than tuna and salmon combined.
“It is a problem here, but it’s not garbage, it’s a gold mine,” He said,
adding that in China, Asian carp processing is a $10 billion business.
a history of more than 100 years, with hundreds of colorful hybrids, is a blast from the past, she says.
Cheng, 43, decided to conduct research on succulent plants and c
ultivation after she graduated from the Beijing University of Agriculture in 1998.
But she set herself the goal of becoming a professional gardener much earlier-when she was in high school.
Cheng was one of the first batch of people who started to explore the splendor of succule
nt plants, but she didn’t expect the small pots would become a craze for millions of Chinese.
It was not until 2011 that the succulents industry in China started to boom, aided by cyber publicity.
A long-distance athlete since primary high school, Cheng has alway
s been dedicated to things she loves, such as replacing soils and pruning messy bran
ches in the garden. And despite being allergic to pollen, she did not give up on this career.