Seaweed Case Study

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SeaTreat Foods is a revolutionary seagricultural company, involved in the cultivation of seaweed. We believe seaweed to have a prominent role in resolving a multitude of environmental problems.

Arable agricultural lands are increasingly scarce and the population is continuously growing. Therefore seaweed is a credible food alternative, with the added ability of being able to trap CO2. Furthermore, seaweed is capable of increasing the biodiversity and has real potential as a possible biofuel. Therefore it comes as no surprise that the demand in seaweed is increasing, whereas the production isn’t. SeaTreat Foods intends to utilize this niche, with a multitude of seaweed farms. As such the goal of this seagricultural company is to produce seaweed
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Consequently the development of sustainable energy and food sources should be a priority. However up until now there has been slow progress in the research and development of sustainable methods of energy and food production. Instead, pollution remains widespread and few attempts have been made to address problems in the food production industry.

The development of seaweed agriculture will definitely play a partial role in resolving many of these problems. There are multiple reasons why. Firstly, seaweed has potential to be a future source of sustainable biofuel, which could possibly replace fossil fuels [Fehrenbacher, 2017]. Secondly, seaweed has nutritional benefits, with the added benefit of not using the scarcely available conventional agricultural lands. Therefore it will allow for alternative uses of these plots of land, whereas bodies of water have been mainly unutilized and offers much arable space. Thirdly, if employed correctly seaweed could increase local biodiversity and filter the water; however disruption by massive seaweed farms is more common. The main reason thereof is the use of fertilizers. Foreign rivaling seaweed companies often employ these polluting methods of producing seaweed, which cause massive algal blooms [Jing, 2013]. Consequently harming the environment and destroying the habitats of local species. Therefore we offer an alternative focused on sustainability and environmental awareness, deeply rooted in research and
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