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Schwarzbrot aus dem Meer

An article from 1955 published in the magazine “Der Spiegel” (in German with English translation at bottom).

The article is about a German man in the 50's - see the picture – importing seaweed from Norway and sold it to bakeries for use in bread making.

Mr Lienau wanted to make seaweed usable for nutrition in Germany.

Clovelly Seaweed Festival 2016

The annual Clovelly Seaweed Festival, held in Clovelly village, Devon.

BBC Radio 4 Farming Today Sep 2016

A new seaweed standard, designed to help seaweed producers access world markets, and consumers to assess the nutritional quality of the seaweeds.

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme May 2015

Salt, Pepper... and Seaweed?

Highly regarded for its health benefits, people living by the shore have been eating seaweed for millennia. In Ireland, it was part of a prehistoric diet, and taken to ward off illness. In New Zealand, seaweed was a Maori delicacy. In Iceland, it was served daily, dried with fish, butter and bread. And seaweeds in many forms continue to be a major part of day to day cooking in China, Japan and Korea.

You and Yours - Radio 4

You and Yours feature the bourgeoning seaweed industry.

BBC Radio 4 Food Programme May 2012

Seaweed, a Forgotten Food?

Despite a long history of use in coastal areas of the British Isles, and with a well-established role in folklore and traditional medicine - seaweed is not an ingredient currently found in many British kitchen cupboards.

Kay Adams interviews Simon Ranger on BBC Radio Scotland

Kay Adams interviews Simon Ranger on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss the rise of seaweed production in Scotland.

Sea Wrack performed by Aine Mulvey

Sea Wrack by Hamilton Harty. Performed by Aine Mulvey, mezzo-soprano and Rebecca Turner, piano. "Songs from Ireland" recital dated 11th February 2011, Converse College, SC, USA.

Sea Wrack sung 1928 by Muriel Brunskill (contrato), piano Sir Hamilton Harty

The wrack was dark an' shiny where it floated in the sea,
There was no one in the brown boat but only him an' me;
Him to cut the sea wrack, me to mind the boat,
An' not a word between us the hours we were afloat.

The wet wrack,
The sea wrack,
The wrack was strong to cut.

We laid it on the grey rocks to wither in the sun,
An' what should call my lad then, to sail from Cushendun?
With a low moon, a full tide, a swell upon the deep,
Him to sail the old boat, me to fall asleep.

The dry wrack,
The sea wrack,
The wrack was dead so soon.

There' a fire low upon the rocks to burn the wrack to kelp,
There' a boat gone down upon the Moyle, an' sorra one to help!
Him beneath the salt sea, me upon the shore,
By sunlight or moonlight we'll lift the wrack no more.

The dark wrack,
The sea wrack,
The wrack may drif

Wrack Seaweed Song 1905

Sea Wrack composed by Sir Hamilton Harty in 1905 and sung by Russell Malcolm (Irish Ballad)

NFS Standard

The Standard seeks to ensure that consumers will have access to the nutritional profile of seaweed products, with adequate data to satisfy themselves of their total quality and safety.

NFS Inspection Protocol

The current NFS Inspection Protocol remains under development in co-operation with seaweed producers and product brand owners.