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Health, skin, ecology… The huge potential of algae

REPORT – More and more entrepreneurs and scientists are betting on this marine treasure. In the forefront: pioneering and passionate women. Evidence from Brittany.

Sticky, tasteless, invasive… algae doesn’t always have a good reputation in the West. However, they were part of everyday life until ancient times. “It is thanks to the omega-3 they contain that Sapiens was able to develop a high-performance brain,” recalls Vincent Dumeisel, the author. There algae revolution (Ed. Equateurs) and adviser on oceans at the United Nations. This thousand-year-old connection was broken 2000 years ago under the influence of the Mediterranean culture, which was not conducive to algae with its extremely warm and stagnant waters. It is not the same everywhere. In Asia, lettuce is eaten there as often as it is here. However, in recent years they have made a significant comeback in our latitudes, used in cosmetology, pharmacopoeia as an alternative to plastic or cotton; the German startup Vyld develops, for example, tampons made from algae.

In a disrupted world, algae represent a solution

Vincent Dumaisel, UN Oceans Adviser

For Vincent Dumaisel, “in a world gone wrong, algae represent…

Source: Le Figaro

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