Can You Tell What This Farmed Food Is?

Hint: it grows underwater and absorbs large amounts of carbon dioxide and other excess nutrients helping improve ocean acidification!


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It’s kelp!

Seaweed, a staple in many Asian cuisines for centuries, is valued for its savory umami flavor and is a rich source of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. The cultivation of kelp, a popular family of seaweeds, has a much lower environmental footprint compared to traditional agriculture on land. The global demand for kelp is rising, and it’s gaining recognition as a food source with a low environmental impact.

Did you know that kelp pulls large amounts of carbon dioxide from the ocean as it grows? Plus, kelp farming requires no land, freshwater, pesticides or fertilizers.

Seaweed farming is a critical tool for fueling our lives with limited impact on the health of the planet. It provides an opportunity to revolutionize how we think about ocean health, climate mitigation, coastal community livelihoods and food security.

Learn more about seaweed farming.