Science is used as an excuse to allow large scale depredation of our natural world for short term gain for a few powerful individuals.
We see it everywhere. From fracking to shale oil to pollution.
With seaweed harvesting the science says this – WE DO NOT KNOW THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF LARGE SCALE REMOVAL OF SEAWEED FROM THE SEA.
Further it says that we have been doing it for a long time and so far no one has been able to provide any scientific proof of environmental damage.
That is in fact the reverse of good science – the sole company concerned with large scale harvesting on the Norwegian coast belongs to a group of companies that have been found guilty of nearly every crime a major company can possibly be found guilty of. Right from fraud, price fixing cartels to major ecological damage.
I say this – there are major changes in all the worlds oceans – they have been significantly noticeable I the last 25 years – this is about as long as large scale commercial seaweed harvesting has been occurring.
We should stop this industry until is proven that mechanical seaweed harvesting does not damage the environment and is not dangerous to the ecosystem or our health – that is good science.