Raising chickens on algal-boosted feed

Eleanore O’Neil, a food science major at Cornell University, researches the diets of commercial chickens in the animal science lab of Prof. Xin Gen Lei, to plan for higher production levels as the world’s population increases. Many chickens that are raised for either meat or egg production live predominantly on diets of corn…

Algae 101: Part 41

Starship foods and functional foods derived from algae incorporate the essential nutrients necessary to support sustained health and vitality. A set of smart microfarms can produce extremely pure medical products that remediate most the medical issues…

Algae 101: Part 40

The production of 100 years of starship medicines without resupply represents a substantial challenge. Since the starship cannot depend on finding nutrients or medicines suitable for human life on the voyage, everything aboard the starship…

Algae 101: Part 39

Starship nutrition comes from the nutrients in algae and the microorganism community directly, or indirectly in fish, fowl, meat animals, or plants that absorb their nutrients from algae. Everything aboard the starship supplies nutrients…

Algae 101: Part 38

Our human body consists of roughly 100 trillion cells organized biologically. Each cell must be supplied with the nutrients required to sustain life. Metabolism causes the body to consume some of its mineral elements and vitamins in order…

Growing Spirulina at Home

The popular image of algae farming is bubbling green columns and white-coated scientists, and seems out of reach for ordinary people. Is the experience of algae farming limited to professionals? A growing network of DIY algae farmers is proving that we can…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 6

In over 40 countries, tablets, powder and capsules are widely used supplements. Spirulina is a featured ingredient in pasta, cookies, snack bars and juice drinks, and in personal care products like skin creams and shampoos…

Algae 101 Part 26: Did Algae’s Great Taste Make Us Do It?

Possibly the most interesting unanswered question in science is: “How did we become human while our contemporary Homo cousins became extinct?” In a prior article, I proposed a new “down the food chain”…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 4 Scientific Research Reveals Health Benefits

An international detective hunt has been underway for 40 years. Researchers in Japan, China, India, Europe, USA and other countries are discovering how…

Special Report: Spirulina Part 3 An Impressive Nutritional Profile

Spirulina is called a superfood because its nutrient profile and unusual phytonutrients are more potent than any other food, plant, grain or herb…