"Seaweed is increasingly seen as a solution to many of the world’s most
pressing problems. Interest in farming seaweed has exploded.
There’s such a wide range of applications, from fertilisers to foods,
bioplastics, textiles, supplements and carbon sinks. It’s hard to think of
another substance with so much potential.
Can seaweed save the world? It’s a question being posed this weekend at the
WOMADelaide world music festival Planet Talks
. I’m on the panel and the
answer, I think, is a definite maybe!
I’ve studied seaweeds as ecosystem health indicators for years. I became
interested in using seaweed to clean up nutrients in our coastal systems. Now
at the Marine Bioproducts Cooperative Research Centre, my eyes have opened to
the huge diversity of Australian seaweeds and their many amazing applications."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics