Farming more seaweed for food, feed and fuel

27 Jan 2023
Seaweed farm
UQ research suggests the planet needs more seaweed farms like this one in Indonesia. Image: Dudarev Mikhail

A University of Queensland-led study has shown that expanding global seaweed farming could go a long way to addressing the planet’s food security, biodiversity loss and climate change challenges.

PhD Candidate Scott Spillias, from UQ’s School of Earth and Environmental Science, said seaweed offered a sustainable alternative to land-based agricultural expansion to meet the world’s growing need for food and materials.

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