Part 1 The farming scene and its implications for new crops: an overview of the current agricultural policy framework, R.S. Thomas; the economics of UK farming and the European scene, C.A. Spelman; the development of new crops - EC projects and prospects, F. Rexen; the state of new crops development and their future prospects in Northern Europe, G. Robbelen; the state of new crops development and their future prospects in Southern Europe, A. Faget; introduction of new crops in Denmark, O. Stolen and G. Hansen; new crops development for industrial products in Italy, E. Lapenta, et al. Part 2 High value crops: markets and opportunities for alternative high value horticultural crops - strategies for development, S. Caiger; opportunities and markets in the pharmaceutical and health food industry, D.F. Horrobin and P.L. Lapinskas; opportunities in new fruit crops in Spain, V. Galan-Sauco and L. Rallo. Part 3 Biomass, fibre and forestry: forestry biomass energy and the carbon cycle, R. Booth and P. Elliott; energy forestry - opportunities, markets, profitability, scale, environmental considerations, H. Johansson; variability in the lignification of plant cell walls in relation to production of cellulosic figres, B. Monties; project agro-fibre - an investigation of the possibility for using agricultural crops for pulp product in Sweden, H. Berggren. Part 4 Starch: industrial products from starch - recent developments, potential applications and future perspectives, H. Roper; engineering of native starches - choice of technology and crops, J. Marcussen. Part 5 Oils and fats: oils and fats - an industrialist's view of trends in the industry, sources of raw materials and opportunities for new crops, S.C. Gray; rapeseed (Canola) development in the USA, E.B. McEvoy; cuphea and meadowfoam - a case study of new crops, F. Hirsinger; domestication of "Euphorbia lathyris" L. as a potential new oil crop, W. Hondelmann; breeding and agronomic development of linseed and sunflower for technical markets, W. Friedt; conclusions, G. Robbelen.