We’re back! August flew by, and we’re already about to start the final week of September. Today marks the official end of summer and beginning of fall in our neck of the woods. It’s been a beautiful, sunny, and warm day, with cooler weather moving in tonight.
As the seasons shift, we’ll be back with more Seaweed in the News, stories about this year’s harvest, and other seaweed goings-on. Here’s a little preview: seaweeds, fermented veggies, and gut health; a look at how and why wild-harvested seaweeds vary in appearance, texture, taste, and nutritional content; what nature has brought us from the sea this year; and more seaweed stories that we come across.
For now, a story from BBC news dug up from a little over a year ago, about the potential for new antibiotics from seaweed. Earlier this week we caught a story about the rise of antibiotic resistance as a global health issue, on the day that the U.N. General Assembly was to address the issue. And another story about researchers looking to ancient botanical remedies from plants for new antibiotic tools. Could learning from seaweeds be part of the solution to this pressing public health problem?