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How the sea could feed the planet in the coming decades

2021-09-20T18:36:19.640Z

DECRYPTION - The demand for aquatic foods could double by 2050, according to a study published in the journal Nature.



Oceans and rivers are they the solution to feed the planet in the decades to come?

While the World Summit of Food Systems organized by the UN takes place on Thursday, several studies published in the journal

Nature

come to highlight the importance of aquatic food, called

"blue food"

.

Fish, crustaceans, squids, molluscs, algae: more than 2,500 aquatic species currently feed a billion people, recall these publications which assess the micronutrient and fatty acid resource represented by aquatic, farmed or wild, marine or marine foods. 'pure water.

Trout thus contains about nineteen times more omega-3 fatty acids than chicken, oysters five times more iron, carp nine times more calcium.

However, these foods are still a poorly exploited resource, according to these international researchers, who note that seafood represents only 17% of current meat production and that demand

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