Seaweed

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).

What push would EU firms need to change supply chains? Photo credits AR Harrison-Dunn

Seaweed in focus

What will it take to make Indonesian seaweed competitive?

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn, reporting from Indonesia

Indonesia has ambitious plans to add value to its seaweed industry – but its success could depend on the outcome of an ongoing tug-of-war between industry and government.

“Essentially, any fishery is taking resources from the sea,

MSC to launch first sustainable seaweed standard

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is expanding its sustainability standard beyond wild-capture fish and invertebrate fisheries to include wild seaweed for the first time.

Cargill says it has reduced supply chain risks with its new cultivated carrageenan texturizing products

Cargill cultivates carrageenan supply chain

By Annie-Rose Harrison-Dunn

Cargill says it is diversifying its carrageenans portfolio in both location and species to combat the associated supply risks of the texturing ingredient derived from seaweed.

Cargill invests $15m in French alginates plant

Cargill invests $15m in French alginates plant

By Caroline SCOTT-THOMAS

Cargill has said it will pump US$15m (€11.3m) into its French alginates production plant, expanding capacity, upgrading employee safety and improving waste water treatment.

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