Your First Seaweed Story Round-Up of 2019
It’s been a while since our last round-up of seaweed-based stories, but we’ve had a lot going on with the recent launch of our smRt health bars, which get their official launch this week at BioFach, surely the world’s largest organic food fair. In the mean time, here’s the pick of articles about algae.
Seaweed is a potentially great source for combating global warming, according to the researchers in the US in this article from Coastal Review Online from November 2018
A company in Hawaii has been awarded a whopping $3.3m to turn seaweed into food, fuel and feed, in this piece from the aptly titled undercurrentnews.com
The Big Issue asks the question if we can really rely on seaweed as the sustainable superfood of the future. As a side note, all smRt ingredients are sustainably sourced on Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way
Here’s a Mintel report which notes a 147% increase in the launch of seaweed-based food and drink products between 2011 and 2015. Expect the statistics for 2015 to 2019 to be at least as impressive, is our guess
Seaweed-based snacks are going down well down under according to research published in January 2019 by Food Processing website in Australia
Sportsexperts.ca of Canada delves into the surprising health benefits of edible seaweed in this short article (not surprising to us, but benefits all the same)
Last but not least, The Irish Times explores ‘Seaweed - Ireland’s nutritional gift from winter’ and covers ancient seaweed traditions still being practised in Ireland
That’s your seaweed lot, for the time being anyway :-).