Seaweed is being praised as a super crop, but it still has a lot of design and innovation challenges. They are a sustainable source of biomass that grow fast, require no fresh water or pesticides, and pose no conflict with terrestrial food supplies. Most of our food energy comes from agriculture on land. Seaweeds are a sustainable source for human food and health products, as well as wide ranging industrial industrial applications such as animal feed, biodegradable packaging, and chemicals. Whats the future for seaweed in the west?