THE SEAWEED REVOLUTION
by Vincent Doumeizel
Translated by Charlotte Coombe
The seaweed revolution is a fresh hope for tomorrow.
Seaweed develops in water everywhere, from the eternal glaciers to lagoons heated by the sun, from seas saturated with salt to the fresh water of our rivers. Yet we only know how to cultivate a few dozen varieties, at most. Incredibly diverse, seaweed could help to bring back balance in our ecosystems through a wide range of applications. It could allow us to better feed human beings and animals, replace plastic and fertilizers, boost medical innovations, mitigate global warming, repair biodiversity and support economies in coastal communities where fish stocks are declining.
Although seaweed has supported our development for millions of years, we have lost our connection with it and focused our efforts purely on land cultivation. Today a fast-growing global population, combined with climate, social and environmental crises, gives us compelling reasons to reconsider this forgotten treasure.
‘This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about our planet's future’ Mark Lynas, journalist and author of Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency
‘An essential read for anyone who is curious about the extraordinary powers of seaweed to change the world’ Alexandra Cousteau, Head of Oceans 2050, and Jacques Cousteau’s granddaughter
‘Seaweeds and algae have an essential role to play in the solutions available to us and Vincent Doumeizel’s The Seaweed Revolution shows us how’ Ambassador Peter Thomson, UNSG’s Special Envoy for the Ocean and former President of the UN General Assembly
‘Seaweed holds the key to help solve many of the crises the world is facing’ Carlos M. Duarte, Executive Director of the Coral Research and Development Accelerator Platform
Vincent Doumeizel is Senior Adviser on the oceans to the United Nations Global Compact as well as director of the Food Programme at the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. Vincent leads the charitable objectives of the Foundation through the funding of innovative projects to drive safety in the food supply chain. Partnering with UN, FAO, The World Bank, WWF, Universities, NGO’s and large brands, Vincent led and released the “Seaweed Manifesto” in a call to scale up the seaweed industry in order to address some of the world most important challenges (hunger, global warming, pollution, poverty etc.).
ISBN (Hardback): 9781915643858
ISBN (Ebook): 9781915643865
Price: £18.99 (Hardback), £12.99 (Ebook)
Published: 25th April 2023
Extent: 320 pages
Rights Held: World English
Genre: Popular Science/Sustainability/Environment