Wicked Leeks’ Wonders of Seaweed

 Seagriculture EU 2024

In Nina Pullman’s latest Wicked Leeks film, produced and edited by Christian Kay, we visit Riverford Organic Farmers, the company behind England’s first seaweed farm, and hear about their research looking into macroalgae’s many benefits.

Increasing quickly in popularity and recently being referred to as a British superfood, seaweed is winning over fans for its ability to act as a carbon sink, reduce the acidification of the ocean, create a natural habitat for marine life, and so much more. A quiet revolution is brewing. Seaweed, harvested or farmed, can provide a nutritious food source or even packaging material — and help clean up polluted waters in the process. An organism of many talents, seaweed’s time has come, and the Western world is waking up to its ever-increasing applications.

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