Increasing Production of Aquatic “Blue” Foods Promotes Sustainable Access To Healthier Diets

What is a “blue” food? Hint: it doesn’t mean foods that are blue in color. 

“Blue” foods are actually “aquatic” foods, or foods gathered from the water, such as fish, crab, and seaweed, among others. Blue foods are growing in popularity and may be a solution to both food insecurity and sustainable food production. 

Several recently-published articles in Nature focused on the environmental impacts of producing these kinds of foods, how climate change could affect production of these foods, and how these foods can create food security for people around the globe. 

To further explore these questions, researchers created models to study what would happen if production of aquatic foods was ramped up, finding that an increase of 15 million tons of blue food availability…

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