Algae 101: Part 79

The EPA has released the Annual Use of Pesticides in the U.S. Report. We now know that American farmers apply roughly a billion pounds of toxic chemicals intentionally introduced into the environment and our food supply each year. Farmers apply over…

Algae 101: Part 78

Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. and Autism prevalence figures are growing. The CDC estimates that one out of every 68 children has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, (ASD). Autism costs…

Algae 101: Part 75

A series of articles by Stephen Mayfield and the UCSD Laboratory deserve recognition for their articles on algae-based medicines for malaria and cancer. Mayfield and his team have worked for seven years to create complex protein-based drugs….

Algae 101: Part 74

Food security and global hunger challenges dominate human societies. The world faces a severe protein shortage. Food, the most critical energy on the planet remains unaffordable and unavailable to nearly 1 billion very hungry people. Another 2 billion people…

Algae 101: Part 72

Technical standards define critical terms and metrics to add wisdom for the algae industry. Agreement among science and business leaders represents possibly the most difficult challenge to the algae industry. Failing standards, those doing research…

Algae 101: Part 71

The 2013 Algae Industry Magazine “Best Writing” series includes considerable ink intended to make millions think. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards has chosen deserving sources that advance our algae industry. The year 2013 produced…

Algae 101: Part 70

A series of recent studies confirm and begin to quantify the previously reported correlation between adverse climate change and conflict. Hot temperatures increase aggression by directly increasing feelings of hostility and magnify aggressive thoughts. Heat activates…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 12

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The FDA, USDA and EPA have talked about environmental and sustainability issues associated with foods, but have published no label guidelines…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 11

The FDA announced in July 2013 new label regulations for ‘‘gluten free’’ foods. The label “gluten free” essentially means mostly free of wheat, rye, barley and their derivatives. Most consumers are concerned…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 7

Peptides are molecules formed by joining two to 50 amino acids. Larger amino acid sequences are called proteins. Peptides and proteins are present in every living cell and possess a variety of biochemical activities…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 6

Algae have many compounds that are already used widely in the human and animal food supply as well as medicines. Alginic acid and phlorotannins will be examined here…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 5

The Centers for Disease Control, (CDC) reported that one out of three American children born after the year 2000 will contract diabetes – predominantly due to a poor diet of nutrient-deficient calories. Over 40% of women are likely to contract diabetes….

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 4

An energy imbalance causes children and adults to be overweight. The body needs a certain amount of energy, which comes from the caloric energy in food to sustain basic life functions. Body weight tends to remain the same when the number of…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 3

The incidence of obesity in the U.S. has escalated from 13% to 34% over the last 30 years. Childhood obesity for children 6–11 increased from 7% in 1980 to 20% in 2008. By 2008, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 2

The four most prevalent deficiency diseases globally in 2013 are: malnutrition, nutritional anemia (iron and B12 deficiency), xerophthalmia (vitamin A deficiency), and endemic goiter (iodine deficiency). These algae therapeutic solutions…

Algae Medical Solutions: Part 1

The Algae Industry Magazine exclusive “Algae Medical Solutions” series examines algae compounds that provide therapeutic solutions for malnutrition, obesity, diabetes and other diseases. Our popular Algae101 blogger, Mark Edwards…

Algae and National Security: Part 7

Robert Kennedy assessed Americans without economic security that lived in poverty in 1967. He was astounded at the widespread political and private denial and silence. He said: There are millions of Americans…

Algae and National Security: Part 6

In America, the richest nation on the planet, one in five children live in food insecure households. Over 17 million households, nearly one in seven, are food insecure. Food insecure household are up 30% since 2007, the highest number ever…

Algae and National Security: Part 5

The Department of Homeland Security, (DHS) has a budget of $39.5 billion and is charged with protecting the boarders, disaster preparedness and building a resilient nation. Algae can help evolve DHS technology and solutions….

Algae and National Security: Part 4

Countries go to war when the vital resources needed to produce food become extinct locally and world market food prices are too high. Extinction occurs when natural resources become unavailable or unaffordable. In the Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble…

Algae and National Security: Part 3

Climate chaos brings a wide range of threats to food security. Robert Kaplan envisioned in The Coming Anarchy (1994) the core foreign-policy challenge for the 21st century as the “Political and strategic impact of surging populations, spreading disease…

Algae and National Security: Part 2

Imagine a new food supply free of freshwater consumption. Water independence for food production would save water and avoid war. A Green Algae Strategy for growing algae-based foods in non-potable…

Algae and National Security: Part 1

This series is the first time algae food production systems, peace microfarms, have been positioned as a strategic tool for U.S. national security. Numerous civilian and military experts have made the case for the strategic…

Scalable Algae Microfarms: Part 2

Spirulina has been adopted by village farms in the developing world. As a supplement, spirulina offers remarkable benefits for undernourished people, especially children, with a long historical record…

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