The main difference between consumptive use and productive use is that

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    the former is applied to use of primary and secondary consumer species, while the latter refers to use of producers.
     the former applies to species that have economic value, while the latter does not.
     the former is applied to the ingestion of species, while the latter refers to the use of species for the production of market goods.
     the former refers to the use of natural systems for basic human needs, while the latter implies use for economic gain.
asked Jun 25, 2012 in Environmental Science by anonymous
    

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the former refers to the use of natural systems for basic human needs, while the latter implies use for economic gain.
answered Jun 26, 2012 by Geodude ~Top Expert~ (9,680 points)



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