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Monday, 9 June 2014

Irish Island to Supply Edible Seaweed to Japan and Asia after the Fukushima Incident.....

Kate Burns (Picture: PA)
Kate Burns (Picture PA)


A small island off the north coast of Ireland has emerged as an unlikely potential supplier of edible seaweed to Japan — a country whose own stocks have been hit by the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Kate Burns and her son Benji McFaul are growing thousands of tonnes of kelp on ropes that extend out from the shoreline into the sea.

“Due to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, a lot of the seaweed production in that part of the world has been closed down,” said Ms Burns.

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wow!... understatement of the decade....
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