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A Life Cycle Analysis of seaweed for food: a unique insight into the eco-footprint

13/08/2019 - Globally, the food sector is the largest industrial sector and consumes most of the world’s energy. A projected population growth and increase in calorie intake per capita will result in the expansion of our agricultural systems and so will have increasingly negative effects on our global environments Thus, “improving food production and consumption systems is at the heart of every discourse on sustainable development from both environmental and socio-economic perspectives” (Notarnicola et al., 2017, p.  399).

Seaweed for feed

03/05/2019 - Seaweed for feed? Yes. Seaweed has many potential uses as an additive in livestock feed, ranging from methane reduction to improved nutrient uptake and less need for antibiotics. Alongside differing in habitat, growth rate and pigmentation, the range of seaweed species also contain different compounds, varying their effectiveness as additives in feed. All of these factors must be taken into account before substantial action can be taken.