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Seaweed farming, a sudden slimy success, needs greener rules: UN

Globally, about 27.3 million tonnes of farmed seaweed were produced in 2014, worth US$6.4 billion and up from almost nothing in 1970.


SEAWEED farming needs tighter regulation to limit damage to the environment after booming into a US$6.4 billion business with uses in everything from sushi to toothpaste, a United Nations study showed on Sunday.

Led by China, South Korea, Indonesia and the Philippines, seaweed