Seaweed

Asparagopsis is a common seaweed native to the waters of Tasmania and New Zealand. Pic: Fonterra

Fonterra expands seaweed trial

By Jim Cornall

In partnership with Australian company Sea Forest, Fonterra is looking at the potential Asparagopsis seaweed has in reducing methane in a grass-fed farming system.

UK and Irish seaweeds are rich in phlorotannins, which are anti-bacterial and improve immunity so could have health benefits for animals.

COP26: Seaweed supplements could reduce livestock methane emissions

By Jim Cornall

As COP26 continues to debate methane – with the US And EU having pledged to reduce agricultural methane outputs from ruminant livestock by upwards of 30% by 2030 – scientists at the Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS) at Queen’s University Belfast...

Seaweed species Padina pavonica. ©seaExpert

NEWS IN BRIEF

Friend of the Sea certifies sustainable seaweed producer

By Will Chu

International marine certifiers Friend of the Sea (FOS) has certified seaExpert for sustainable production of seaweed that is used in supplements, cosmetics, and the biotechnology industry.

Industry Movers: Seaweed & Co, Beneo, Pharmactive & OptiBiotix

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE - May 2021

Industry Movers: Seaweed & Co, Beneo, Pharmactive & OptiBiotix

By Will Chu

May 2021 and with signs that things are getting back to normal, thoughts turn to fresh starts and new opportunities. Great minds think alike as NutraIngredients rounds up those who have taken the plunge in April.

Photo courtesy of Algaia

Algaia announces plans to accelerate sustainability strategy

By Danielle Masterson

French biomarine company Algaia, SA, just announced it has appointed Frederic Faure, one of the co-founders of the company, as its new CEO. At the top of Faure’s to-do list: Accelerating and expanding the company’s sustainability plan. The new CEO said...

Seaweed & Co: “[DNA testing] will help differentiate material from cheap, nasty stuff coming onto the market with no testing whatsoever,.”

"The good thing about this is that DNA doesn’t lie.”

DNA seaweed authentication test launched in UK

By Shane STARLING

UK bulk seaweed ingredient supplier Seaweed & Co has teamed with Geneius Laboratories to develop a DNA-based seaweed certification test after working together for five months.

“A responsible approach to seaweed production is critical to minimising the environmental and social footprint of commercial seaweed production.”

Global seaweed production standard gets green light

By Kizzi Nkwocha

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) has moved a step closer to its ambitious goal of creating a global certification standard for seaweed production after announcing it will be working on the project with the NGO Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC).

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