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Lesser Spotted Ireland: I get by with a little kelp from my friends

[Ireland] A series in which Irish Times writers go off the beaten track. This week: a seaweed foraging workshop in Kerry is a feast for mind, body and taste buds, and the day ends with a unique 10-course banquet. Continue reading Lesser Spotted Ireland: I get by with a little kelp from my friends

Trials could lead to year-round harvesting of seaweed in the North Sea

The North Sea could be home to year-round commercial harvesting of seaweed for fresh consumption, if Dutch trials this year are successful.

Last week trial harvests of brown seaweed 10km off the Dutch coast were Continue reading Trials could lead to year-round harvesting of seaweed in the North Sea

Power of four algae: For visibly younger skin, look to the sea

Nutrients sourced from the sea can reactivate the skin’s youth genes for a visibly younger skin. Did you know that age and external factors can modify the skin’s gene activity? The ability of cells to perform at full capacity decreases and main cellular processes such as melanogenesis (the production of melanin) and production of dermal components (collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid) are “disturbed”. When this happens, skin becomes thinner and its appearance changes. Apart from the Continue reading Power of four algae: For visibly younger skin, look to the sea