Seaweed Symposium 2014 launches crowd-funding campaign

Seaweed Symposium 2014 launches crowd-funding campaign

Last year, the Seaweed Health Foundation put together the first ever Seaweed Symposium for Food & Health, a convention for chefs, herbalists and marine biologists to gather, discuss and celebrate the healthy properties, culinary versatility and growing popularity of seaweed. The event, which was hosted by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, brought in a successful turnout of approximately 800 visitors. As a follow-up, the foundation will be holding a second Seaweed Symposium this year, September 6 – 7, but needs your help to make it happen!

The Seaweed Health Foundation has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo with the hopes of raising £15,000 to present cooking with seaweed demonstrations, art exhibits and panel talks about seaweed benefits for both people and their pets. The goal of the convention is, as it was last year, to further promote awareness of the diversity and nutritional potential of seaweed harvested around the British Isles.

Here's what on the menu for this year's symposium:

  • A diverse array of samples for seaweed-derived natural health supplements
  • Dr. Jamieson's "The Nutritional Benefits of Seaweed" and "The External Uses of Seaweed" presentations
  • Expert discussions on the uses of seaweed for pet health
  • World-famous art exhibits that use, or were inspired by, seaweed.

"I see in this organisation and its partners the incredible opportunities there are for seaweed to make a positive difference in people's lives, grow a British industry and be a sustainable food of the future," said Dr. Craig Rose, the foundation's executive director, in a press release.

The Seaweed Symposium 2014 will be free to attend and open to all members of the public.

If you like what you see at this year's convention, start adding seaweed to your own diet with Seagreens® seaweed, which contains all the minerals, micronutrients, trace elements and vitamins and is certified free of allergens and contaminants. 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. 

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