The much celebrated Vincent Doumeizel book La Révolution des Algues is being translated and will be published next year in April by Hero Editor.
Vincent Doumeizel is Senior Adviser on the oceans to the United Nations Global Compact, as well as director of the Food Programme at Lloyd’s Register Foundation. The United Nations Global Compact is a non-binding United Nations pact to encourage businesses and firms worldwide to adopt sustainable and socially responsible policies, and to report on their implementation. In collaboration with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Bank and other major NGOs, businesses and academic institutions, he led in the release of the Seafood Manifesto launched in 2020 by the UN Global .Compact and Lloyd’s Register Foundation.
Vincent Doumeizel believes seaweed is the future main source of proteins, minerals and vitamins for this planet. He often points out that algae needs no soil, no fertilizers, no pesticides, just some sun light and sea water. Faced with overpopulation and ecological emergency, algae appear as one of the solutions for the future of the planet.
Vincent Doumeizel activities are centered in Brittany where about 800 algae species have been inventoried and where marine biological researches are centered around the 150 years old Roscoff Marine Biological Station. Still far from Asian seaweed farming enormous production, a seaweed revolution is happening here in Brittany with about 3 dozen start-up developing micro and macro algae products, not to forget Olmix, an international business giant manufacturing seaweed based fertilizers.