Can seaweed hold the answer to world hunger?
The Earth's population is currently at 7.2 billion people and counting. As the years go on and that number continues to grow, issues like the scarcity of food and natural resources, widespread malnutrition and overall world hunger are going to become more prominent and more problematic. It's crucial that the international community begins to seriously invest in this effort now to ensure that, should the world reach this worst case scenario, impoverished countries and people will have an affordable, abundant and nutritious food source to turn to.
But have we already found that source in organic seaweed? In its rundown of a handful of food items that may hold the key to staving off future world hunger, U.K. news publication The Guardian highlights seaweed as one potential answer.
As our very own Dr. Craig Rose tells the news outlet, seaweed "contains [many] minerals, trace elements, vitamin groups and proteins" and is also a highly sustainable food source, requiring "no fresh water, land or fertiliser to grow" and not being prone to the same dirty soil that livestock uses. Not only is seaweed healthy and safe to eat, but Rose further adds that the sea plant holds a lot of untapped potential in its ability to cater to developing countries and impoverished communities. Already, towns and villages along the coasts of Africa and Asia have seen the benefits of growing, harvesting and cultivating their own seaweed stocks.
While there is still a long way to go in getting the word out to everyone about the advantages of growing and eating seaweed, you can take your own step to more sustainable and nutrient-rich eating today with Seagreens® seaweed seasoning!
Seagreens organic wild wrack seaweeds are produced to the company's award-winning proprietary standard (patents pending) among Scotland's remote Western Islands in pristine Grade A waters. Our natural health supplements, which can be sprinkled into any existing meal, are certified organic, kosher and free of both allergens and contaminants.