The time for seaweed to shine is here
Many heat records in Denmark were broken in 2018. The drought had a negative influence on agricultural profits, and one of the suggested solutions to fight against the drought was to supply the fields with more water than usual during periods of low rainfall.
70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, of which 1% is fresh water, that is not held in ice or snow.
When we cultivate seaweed, we don’t need to draw on the moderate 1%, since the cultivation can occur solely with salt water
Furthermore, if we cultivate seaweeds, we will get a food product that is abundant in minerals, vitamins and health promoting substances. Actually, it has even been documented that pigs fed with seaweeds required less medicine than pigs not fed a seaweed diet.
Rely on seaweed
Seaweeds are responsible for 50% of the Earth’s photosynthesis, through which carbon dioxide (CO2) is converted into oxygen (O2). Due to this, seaweeds can have a positive influence on the environment, if this process is regulated correctly.
In Denmark we experience problems with an uncontrolled overgrowth of seaweed in lakes, fiords and even along the coasts. The excessive growth is often caused by elevated concentrations of nutrients in the surrounding areas. A regulated seaweed growth can help reduce these concentrations; hence we can achieve a cleaner environment.
Pure Algae Denmark’s vision is to become Denmark’s first food supplier of seaweeds that are cultivated in regulated and land-based systems. In this way, we can ensure a high level of quality and purity, which can benefit the environment and public health.