If you had asked me three years ago what I was going to do, I probably would not have guessed, ‘Go work with a kelp company,’” says Matt Haight.

But today, Haight is the culinary and quality manager for Biddeford, Maine–based Atlantic Sea Farms and an outspoken advocate for kelp’s nutritional and sustainable properties.

Kelp is a type of seaweed (essentially all kelp is seaweed, but not all seaweed is kelp, Haight explains). Much seaweed is grown in China, but companies like Atlantic Sea Farms see…

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Margaret Littman is a freelance journalist from Nashville, Tenn., who writes about people who make food (@littmanwrites).