When you think of ‘blue foods’, or food from the water (land and sea) what comes to mind? Across all the different forms of blue foods - fish, aquatic plants, mussels and algae - what comes to mind for many is the health benefits they provide. Yet, what many might not immediately connect is the role blue foods play in supporting a healthy and resilient planet.
The ocean alone covers 70% of our planet, but currently provides only 5% of our food. Considering this, blue foods might sound like the perfect solution for delivering healthier foods produced in more sustainable ways. But, like any form of food production there are challenges which require addressing.
The upcoming UN Food Systems Summit is therefore a critical moment to ensure blue foods are fully incorporated and considered in decisions regarding the future food system.
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