FARMING THE FUTURE
On a small Indonesian island of Nusa Lembongan the majority of inhabitants are involved in the cultivation of seaweed. A key ingredient in medicines, cosmetics and foods among many other products, seaweed has become the financial backbone of this island just off southeastern coast of Bali. Seaweed and algae's rapid rate of photosynthesis make it a prime candidate for absorbing carbon out of the environment. Some seaweeds can absorb five times more carbon dioxide than plants on land. Could seaweed help battle global warming?