Algae and Sex Part 5

Nutrient loss in foods may occur from rising levels of atmospheric CO2. Nutrient loss may come from degraded soil that has insufficient nutrients to support healthy crops. Cropland degrades from industrial agriculture’s standard operating procedure, systemic overproduction and constant…

Time to nominate the industry’s best!

AIM’s International Readers’ Poll is an assessment of where the algae industry is today, and what dominated for the past year — as decided by you. The I.R.P. singles out those people, companies and developments that are driving the industry’s progress, as well as those who are making the… [Read the full story]

Recognizing the Algae Gold Standard

Algae Industry Magazine’s International Readers’ Poll provides an assessment of where the algae industry is today, who is making a difference and emerging 2015 trends. The Poll recognizes those who are driving the industry’s progress, as well as those who are making the valuable contributions… [Read the full story]

A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll

Algae Industry Magazine’s International Readers’ Poll 2015 listens to your voice in recognizing superb contributors to our algae industry. The Poll offers an opportunity to recognize Best Practice across several important categories. The A.I.M. International Readers’ Poll provides a recognition platform to convey scientific…

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 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 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…

AlgaeBio Prepares for Omega-3 Launch

Algae BioSciences, an Arizona-based biotechnology company now completing a $5-million, first-phase expansion process, will soon begin commercial production of its ultra-pure omega-3 fatty acid oils…

Mark Edwards’ Abundance Wins Pinnacle Book Award

Dr. Mark Edwards, noted algae educator, author and A.I.M. columnist, has been awarded the 2011 Pinnacle Award for Best Book in the Environment category, for his latest title Abundance, which envisions…

Dr. Mark Edwards joins ABI

Noted author, AIM blogger, and professor at Arizona State University, Dr. Mark Edwards, whose recent work has focused on resolving world hunger and pursuing sustainable energy with green solutions…

Algae 101 Part 30

The last post summarized the fascinating research that suggests algae genes may help several million people who suffer from retina diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. The key element for resolving retina diseases is gene…

Algae 101 Part 29

Algae have 3.7 billion years of evolutionary experience with light. Since algae use light for energy, early algae evolved a gene that helped algae recognize the path toward light. Algae’s ability to recognize light offers several lines of fascinating research…

Algae 101 Part Eleven: Did Algae Make Us Human?

Algae saved our planet 3.5 billion years ago by transforming the hot and deadly CO2 and methane atmosphere to enough oxygen to support life. Only 2 million years ago, algae may have performed…