Why It Matters
More Sustainable Food Source
Seaweed farming doesn’t require freshwater, 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.
Combating the Climate Crisis
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.
Supporting Community Development
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.