The Seaweed Solution to Methane Emissions from Cows

The Seaweed Solution to Methane Emissions from Cows

Tatiana Schlossberg reports for The Washington Post about the potential of seaweed to dramatically reduce methane emissions from cows.  It turns out that Asparagopsis taxiformis and Asparagopsis armata — two species of crimson submarine grass — can reduce those emissions by 98% when just a small amount is added to their food.  Now several companies are working […]

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One Stinky Thing: Brazil Responsible for Seaweed Blooms in Caribbean

One Stinky Thing: Brazil Responsible for Seaweed Blooms in Caribbean

The rise of stinky washed up sargassum seaweed in the Caribbean is a big problem for animals and tourism and is being made worse by nutrient pollution from deforested parts of the Amazon River. In the British Virgin Islands, the layer of seaweed is two meters thick. In Punta Cana, the clear water has turned […]

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Breaking Barriers in the Seaweed Cultivation Industry

Breaking Barriers in the Seaweed Cultivation Industry

Seaweed farming has become a rapidly growing business on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. Fishermen have turned to seaweed farming to help supplement their income in the offseason and the nutrient dense nature of the plant has inspired some to label it the “new kale” giving it buzz in foodie […]

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2019 sustainable food trends

2019 sustainable food trends

We wrote yesterday about the Planetary Health Diet which was created by scientists to help people eat more consciously and help address climate change. But food experts at Whole Foods and the National Restaurant Association have some other sustainable food trend predictions for 2019. Some notable trendy foods include: Oat milk which has been popular […]

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