During the famine, our West of Ireland ancestors depended on seaweed to stay alive, harvesting shore food for coveted minerals and vitamins.
Yet Ireland’s tradition of seaweed harvesting is a long and rich one, with hundreds of varieties used for everything from fertiliser and animal feed to stuffing mattresses and thatching roofs.
Seaweed harvesting is now a contentious and worrying issue – State-owned seaweed company Arramara was sold to a Canadian multinational in...
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