Feeding our Food Better Food
When we think about feeding, we usually think of how we feed ourselves first, then how we feed our animals and lastly how we feed our plants.
I’ve been thinking a lot about starting from the bottom and changing the way we think about feeding our world.
The process of understanding how we our plants grow has taken me to the darkest place on earth, the ocean.
Growing plants in the sea varies with location, water temperature, water depth, climate & season. I’m wondering if there is a way to connect the way plants grow to be as rich in nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids in the sea to be adapted for our plants on land & therefore giving our planet better nutrients on earth and better growing conditions in the soil.
The following excerpt has led me to think of what else can we do with seaweed and learn from seaweed that would be productive for our eco-system then just eating it.
“It’s understood that present-day humans evolved in littoral spaces, where the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and shellfish, originally from seaweed, were needed to evolve complex nervous systems and big brains. Which is to say: eating seaweed — either directly or by proxy — was what made us us. And seaweeds sustain life on earth, producing 70 to 80 percent of the world’s oxygen through photosynthesis.”
“With more nutrients, the ocean’s creatures do more eating and growing.”
This ideas has led me to this question: can you extract minerals from sea plants and use it for the growth of plants and strengthen the soil on earth?