Seaweed is a nutritious and versatile crop that is increasingly important as a healthy and sustainable protein source for people and animals. Seaweed production does not require agricultural land or fresh water, and all its biomass can be used. The purpose of Seaweed for Food and Feed is to create a sustainable source of healthy food products, additives and feed by means of cultivation in the Dutch waters.
Societal Innovation Programme
The Dutch ministry has commissioned Wageningen Research to design a Research and Development Program to focus on the applicability of seaweed for food and feed. The program must address the following questions:
- Can seaweed become an alternative sustainable resource for protein-from-soya?
- What are food safety aspects of seaweed when it is used as food or feed?
- What are the effects of seaweed cultivation in the marine environment.
- How can seaweed cultivation become a viable business chain?
Setup ProSeaweed work packages and projects