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Algae 101: Part 73

Once in a blue moon, a book appears that has the potential to transform an industry. Algae Microfarms for Home, School, Community and Urban Gardens by Robert Henrikson may be just such a transformative book. Imagine you would…

AIM’s 2013 Yearend Wrapup: Q-2

In April…Mark Edwards and Robert Henrikson won Best Science Book award for their collaboration on Peace Microfarms… Life Technologies Corporation, of Carlsbad, California, was acquired by Waltham…

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 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 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 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…

Algae 101: Part 50

Farm policies drive food production. Farm policies endow government-sponsored research to Land Grant Universities, extension service agents, subsidies, and food support for the hungry. The USDA manages the $20 billion…

Algae 101: Part 49

Modern societies are built around cheap energy that has been extracted for about 150 years. Our food, shelter, transportation and lifestyles consume massive amounts of fossil fuels. Globally, peak oil occurred in 2008 even…

Edwards Proposes Algae Solutions for Space Station

Dr. Mark Edwards, the Vice-President of Corporate Development and Marketing with Algae Biosciences Incorporated, and editorial contributor to A.I.M., wrote and presented two scientific papers promoting…

Algae 101 Part 36

Industrial agriculture is highly sensitive to climate variability and weather extremes, such as droughts, floods, temperature spikes, and severe storms. Weather tolerant algae-based crops grown with abundance methods could provide…

Algae 101 Part 25: Algae Industry Expansion from Social and Political Drivers

A variety of economic, social and health factors will accelerate algae industry growth. The rising cost of fossil foods, fuels, and fertilizers, while…

Algae 101 Part 24: Freedom MicroFarms with Algae Restructure Our Food Supply

Our society needs a free new, supplementary method for food production built on a sustainable foundation that frees growers from the risk of crop failure and…

Algae 101 Part 23: Obesity and Diabetes Moderation with Algae

Algae are the oldest photosynthetic organisms on Earth, having survived 3.7 billion years. This tiny plant developed incredible survival strategies in order to flourish through climatic cycles, temperature spikes…

Algae 101 Part 22—Can Algae Serve 100 Million Environmental Refugees?

Millions of environmental refugees will migrate from the food sparse south to north by 2020, fleeing food shortages sparked by climate change. The UN projects 50 million…

Algae 101 Part 21—Job Creation in the Algae Industry

Political, social and business leaders agree on relatively little but they are aligned in promoting job creation. President Obama holds high profile meetings with industry leaders such as…

Algae 101 Part Nine: Algal Cultivation

Algae grow in open, closed or semi-closed systems in round, long or tubular tanks that maximize access of the entire biomass to sunlight. Growth occurs only in the top layer, about two inches, of the growing medium unless mixing occurs…