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Seaweed farming doesn’t require fresh water, pesticides, or fertilizer. As the world looks to meet a growing demand for healthy food, the low environmental footprint of farmed seaweed makes it an important ingredient of the future food supply.
As it grows, seaweed absorbs carbon from the water around it. When used in animal feed, some seaweeds have helped to reduce methane produced by livestock. If seaweed can be farmed at scale, there is the potential for meaningful local impacts.
Overfishing often leaves coastal communities struggling to support their families. Seaweed farming is one opportunity for local communities to pursue an economic alternative to improve their livelihood.