Start-up to Scale-up: Do No Harm

Farmers might consider adding seaweed to the diet of their cattle because it will reduce the methane output by the animals by 80%! The research has been revealed in this article:

But before we get too excited we must not make the usual mistake we humans so often do when scaling up to meet a demand:

So if we can add other uses of seaweed we might say, ‘Hey! Here’s another good one!’

Biodegradable packaging from seaweed!

This reminds me of the sand battery I included in a blog some time ago:

So before a great idea can become a grand solution to our desire to save the planet, first we must do a study of an environmental cost benefit analysis to avoid harm.

For example, a sea salt battery might be a better solution than the sand battery:

About borderslynn

Retired, living in the Scottish Borders after living most of my life in cities in England. I can now indulge my interest in all aspects of living close to nature in a wild landscape. I live on what was once the Iapetus Ocean which took millions of years to travel from the Southern Hemisphere to here in the Northern Hemisphere. That set me thinking and questioning and seeking answers. In 1998 I co-wrote Millennium Countdown (US)/ A Business Guide to the Year 2000 (UK) see
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