Most of us consider seaweed as slimy and smelly – one thing to throw at your mates on the seaside for amusing. But Swansea-based and women-led firm – High Tide Seaweed – need you to suppose otherwise.
By 2050, it’s estimated that we’re going to wish 70% extra meals to feed our ever rising inhabitants. Therefore, we have to look towards extra sustainable meals choices than our present industrialised meals system – that may be a huge contributor to the local weather disaster. Whilst there is no such thing as a silver bullet resolution, seaweed might present some solutions…
Seaweed is sustainably farmed on a small-scale right here in Wales at Câr-Y-Môr ocean farm: taking over carbon because it grows, offering a house for marine life, requiring no freshwater, land house or fertiliser to develop, and rising sooner than any land plant. Seaweed can be tremendous nutritious, internet hosting a wealth of micronutrients wanted for a wholesome physique, and a formidable amino acid profile.
Beth, a nutritionist and Flo, a marine ecologist, have taken the scrumptious seaweed of Câr-Y-Môr to create a nutritious sustainable snack bar – High Tide Seaweed – income of which can return into seaweed farming and marine restoration. High Tide isn’t just one other snack bar. It’s taking motion to guard and sustainably handle our ecosystems, resulting in a extra biodiverse future.
High Tide is at the moment in growth, nonetheless you’ll be able to pre-order bars right here https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/p/high-tide-seaweed, and bars might be accessible in outlets, cafes and climbing centres throughout South Wales quickly, in addition to on-line.
Follow Beth and Flo @high_tide_seaweed for updates.