Seaweed Can Help Feed the World. But will We Eat It?

Seaweed Can Help Feed the World. But will We Eat It?

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Seaweed farms are good neighbors; they actually clean the water; and they require very few resources. Planet-wise, seaweed is a clear win. How about human-wise? Should we be eating more seaweed?

Where there’s sea, there’s seaweed, and coastal people around the world have used it for food, medicine and animal feed for millennia. Most of that seaweed wasn’t farmed but foraged…

Read Full Article, The Tico Times

A New Leaf: Seaweed could be a miracle food—if we can figure out how to make it taste good, The New Yorker (11-02-2015)
Seaweed, which requires neither fresh water nor fertilizer, is one of the world’s most sustainable and nutritious crops. It absorbs dissolved nitrogen, phosphorous, and carbon dioxide directly from the sea—its footprint is negative—and proliferates at a terrific rate. Kelp farming can rehabilitate the ocean’s threatened ecosystems, mitigate the effects of climate change, and revive coastal economies…

The Coming Green Wave: Ocean Farming to Fight Climate Change, The Atlantic (11-23-2011)
Ocean farming is not a modern innovation. Unfortunately, modeled on land-based factory livestock farms, aquaculture operations are infamous for their low-quality, tasteless fish pumped full of antibiotics and polluting local waterways. But a small group of ocean farmers and scientists decided to chart a different course. Rather than relying on mono-aquaculture operations, these new ocean farms are pioneering muti-tropic and sea-vegetable aquaculture, whereby ocean farmers grow abundant, high-quality seafood while improving, rather than damaging, the environment…

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