From Sargassum to Liquid Sunshine

A Barbadian agricultural entrepreneur is making the invasive and destructive sargassum seaweed into big business, turning it into plant fertilizer, using it to develop food for the Caribbean.

Joshua Forte, founder and CEO of Red Diamond, a company in Barbados that is a “biotech social enterprise,” told Caribbean Magazine Plus that his work with processing sargassum allows him to create “various types of organic and biologic agrochemicals, like fertilizers biostimulants crop protection products as well as soil amendments.”

He added that soil amendments go beyond composting and that... Continue reading at