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Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop?

Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop?

The global demand for seaweed has never been higher, and American farmers are taking notice.

Is Seaweed America's Next Cash Crop?

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 12:00

Annie Roth, Contributor

Seaweed is an ingredient in everything from fertilizers to food products and the demand for it has never been higher. Scientists say expanding the seaweed farming industry would benefit the global economy and offset a portion of our carbon emissions. Now, so scientists and entrepreneurs are working together to bring kelp farming to coastal communities around the world. 

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Annie Roth is a freelance journalist based in Santa Cruz, California. She uses journalism to put a spotlight on marginalized conservation issues. Follow her on Twitter @AnnieRoth_AtSea.