The global population is expected to grow by one third between 2009 and 2050 requiring a 70% increase in food production from 2005 – 2007 levels. At the same time, Climate Change is projected to have a negative impact on the current crop yields making the task of feeding future generations seem insurmountable.
Seaweed is an increasingly competitive source of biomass on the planet with huge sustainability potential – it requires no land, no fertiliser and no fresh water to grow. Moreover, having been shielded from modern industrialised farming for decades, seaweed has retained its genetic diversity, making it potentially the most resilient food source on the planet.
Combined with its carbon-capturing potential, seaweed is not only a source of food but also a potent aid in reversing Climate Change impacts.
Clyde & Co is running a virtual legal hackathon between 1 July and 4 August 2020 in partnership with The Chancery Lane Project. This post is part of a series of updates posted during the hackathon on business-relevant climate initiatives and innovative solutions to some of the challenges arising from climate change.