We aim to provide you with sustainably harvested, local, edible seaweeds and introduce these as an alternative food source that is healthy, nutritional, tasty, and good for the environment.
It is important to acknowledge the importance of seaweeds for marine life and we need to balance this with its use by humans. We therefore adopt an ecosystem approach, meaning that we promote conservation and sustainable use in an equitable way.
Most, if not all, the seaweeds currently for sale have travelled thousands of kilometres to reach your local supermarket and food shop, often all the way from China. Small-scale, local produce really is key to a happier life and leads to a lower carbon footprint. By providing produce from our own waters we hope to contribute to a low-carbon economy that takes care of its environment.
We really hope and believe that seaweed becomes part of everyone’s diet and that we come to recognize it for what it is. A superfood, both environmentally and nutritionally!
‘In one drop of water are found all the secrets of the ocean’ – Kahlil Gibran
CAROLINE AND TIM
I guess we could say that the Cornish Seaweed Company is bred from our deep love and respect for Cornwall, its magical coastline, unpredictable ocean, waves and robust folk, combined with the pretty appalling economic situation in which Caroline (a renewable energy engineer) and Tim (a conservationist) were making things work as a cleaner and waiter.
Because we have both worked extensively around the world in a variety of different roles; from white water raft guiding to Engineers Without Borders in the developing world, and carrying out research and leading teams deep into remote rainforests we have witnessed first-hand the devastating effects of climate change, the mounting pressure on natural ecosystems, and the associated food problems that arise from a rapidly growing population and increasing consumption. We therefore understand the urgent need for a sustainable way of living and aim to contribute to a lifestyle which is both ethically as well as environmentally sound.
We have been buddies for years and thought it was high time we rubbed brain cells and put some of our entrepreneurial energies into getting the Cornish Seaweed Company off the ground!