SDG 14 — Life Below Water
The oceans of the world hold a vast amount of marine life which represents an essential part of our ecosystem. Sustainable use of the oceans and marine ressources is crucial in order to fight climate change.
Preserving life below water is essential as it works in symbiosis with the rest of the ecosystem. We don't want to sound dramatic and all but the sustainability of our oceans is under severe threat as overfishing and plastic pollution still is highly prevalent. Okay, that actually sounded pretty bad but that's the reality, that we are facing.
It's great to see an increasing awareness of more recycling and less usage of plastic, single-use and regular, however, we have to address the elephant in the room (brilliant proverb, right) which is the fact that we need to reduce our consumption of sea animals significantly. We can't save the endangered species of fish only by replacing plastic straws with compostable paper straws but we can make a huge difference by instead eating more plant-based food.
We know that seafood tastes amazing but it has come to a point where it's simply unsustainable, so we have to find other ways of pleasing our palates. Seaweed is a versatile and tasteful food that not only is packed with nutrients but also makes a great replacement to various seafoods with its distinct flavour.
This simple yet very sustainable food can really provide the taste buds with associations to the sea and potentially transform our view towards seafood in the future. For example, we use seaweed in our chickpea sandwich which tastes amazing and has quite the resemblance to a regular tuna sandwich.
Minimum effort, maximum satisfaction.