Kelp. That’s what’s gonna save the world. Not trees, kelp. Or seagrass. Or some other form of wibbly algae that lives in the sea and isn’t a plant.

Bingeing carbon; hoovering up chemical nasties in the water; being home for the ickle fishies; being turned into non-plastic plastic – seaweed does myriad very important jobs without so much as a sniff of inhofery.

And, lest we forget, it can be damn tasty, especially if you’re the Welsh.

So why don’t western countries pay attention to the stuff? Why aren’t we farming it at any meaningful scale? Is it really the green Jesus some people claim it to be, or is it just… green?

And why, WHY, would anyone put something as unattractive as laver bread in their gob?

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