10 ways to get more algae into your diet

You know algae are a great food source for you. But what are the best ways to eat it? Jami Foss writes in shape.com about 10 ways to eat algae that are common, healthy and tasty too. And no chef skills required: 1. Wrap sandwiches in nori sheets, which you can find at your local Whole Foods Market or online…

Israeli spirulina project benefitting Rwanda

Nurit Canetti writes in Israeli Pulse that Rwandan agronomists are on a one-year visit to Israel to study various aspects of Israeli agriculture firsthand. Primarily they are studying techniques developed by Israeli students for fast, cheap and simple cultivation of the microalgae superfood spirulina…

Spirulina in Space

European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti, aboard the International Space Station, talks about spirulina algae with scientists of the Micro-Ecological Life Support System Alternative program (MELiSSA)…

Cyanotech net sales up 20% for FY 2015

Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech Corporation, a leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has announced that, for fiscal year 2015 compared to fiscal 2014, net sales were $33,809,000 compared to $28,178,000, an increase of 20%. Gross profit was $14,466,000…

A French chef feeds spirulina to hungry kids

Natacha Tatu writes in Worldcrunch about a 72-year old French chef who has taken on the challenge of bringing spirulina to the malnourished youth of the Central Africa. Freddy owns a restaurant, the Relais de Chasse (hunting lodge), a popular eatery in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic…

The AlgaeTunnel

AlgaePartners, in Tunisia, have introduced what they call the 3rd generation of raceway ponds: the AlgaeTunnel System. The company has announced the startup of operations at the Spiru Invest production farm in southern Tunisia, with a one hectare pond employing the AlgaeTunnel technology…

Algae pioneer Simris launches 1st consumer brand

Hammenhög, Sweden-based agribusiness Simris Alg has announced the launch of its first consumer products. The algae farmers’ exclusive omega-3 supplements and superfoods will be sold through retail stores and Simris’ own web shop. The launch is initially targeted at the Swedish market, with international markets to follow…

Matrix accelerates spirulina pigments and proteins

Seattle, WA-based Matrix Genetics, a biotechnology company focused on producing safe and sustainable commodities derived from cyanobacteria, has announced what they say is a technology breakthrough allowing for rapid and efficient production of pigments and proteins in Spirulina…

“Spirulina Fountain” reflects 16th century Italian gardens

Designboom.com is showcasing the “Spirulina Fountain” designed by bureau A. The installation constitutes a hybrid, fusing the production basins of the intense blue-green algae with contemplative Italian gardens of the 16th century. More specifically, the form and dimensions of the project imitate…

A.I.M.’s 2014 Year in Review—Part 1

So what happened in the world of algae over the past year? While to many this question might conjure up images of algae-bloomed beaches, Toledo’s toxic water curse of the summer, or maybe just a thought that the concept of algal biofuel has gone bye bye in the wake of cheap oil… [Read the full story]

Fighting malnutrition with spirulina

Tess Riley writes in TheGuardian.com about how spirulina may be able to combat malnutrition in developing countries. Spirulina is one of the oldest life forms on Earth, consisting of unicellular organisms that use light, warmth, water and minerals to produce protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and other vital nutrients…

Rwandan schools fight malnutrition with spirulina

Xinhua News Agency reports that under the guidance of their principals many primary schools in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali have started to grow spirulina, as part of a global UN World Food Program (WFP) school feeding campaign, launched in 2001, that aims to improve nutrition and health education…

Spirulina shown to provide benefits to HIV patients

Research recently published in Nutrients by the National Center for Biotechnology Information has demonstrated Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina) to benefit HIV-infected adult women. According to the study “The Effect of…

Spirulina farmers face challenges in Myanmar

Kyae Mone Win reports in the Myanmar Times that spirulina has been harvested from Twin Daung lake in Sagaing’s Bu Ta Lin township for over a decade, but climate change and diverted rivers are being blamed…

Spirulina tests effective against pancreatic cancer

A recently published Spirulina study is showing optimism for the alga’s potentially strong anti-cancer effects. The study, titled “Anti-cancer effects of blue-green alga Spirulina platensis, a natural source of bilirubin-like…

DIY Spirulina

Scientist and homebrew spirulina advocate Dr. Aaron Baum shows viewers how to grow, harvest and consume their own fresh spirulina…

Spirulina in Myanmar

Visit one of the world’s largest producers of spirulina algae from both artificial production ponds and natural lakes. Spirulina production in Myanmar was started 25 years ago by Dr. Min Thein…

Spirulina – now with a new minty taste!

Nutrex Hawaii, a Cyanotech brand, has announced the launch of new Spearmint Flavored Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®, the first mint flavored pure spirulina to hit the market. The 1,000 mg formula…

Choosing the right algae to feed fish

The Fish Site reports that often the algae chosen for fish feeding studies appear to have been selected largely for convenience, because they are low-cost and commercially available. For example, microalgae such as Spirulina, Chlorella and Dunaliella…

Spirulina extract’s effects on seniors’ health

Can spirulina, the blue-green algae rich in linoleic acids, B vitamins and a variety of minerals – and used for centuries across ancient cultures to promote better health – improve immune systems…

Studying the health enhancing properties of spirulina

Emma Eley writes in Chemistry World that scientists investigating the health enhancing properties of spirulina have identified that its atheroprotective activity may be due to it having a protein…

Urban farming fresh spirulina

In Bangkok, Thailand, Patsakorn Thaveeuchukorn harvests spirulina from dozens of barrels on a rooftop, in an urban farming effort to provide a sustainable source of protein as an alternative to meat. “The algae is growing so fast…

Chr. Hansen launches spirulina-based food colors

Christian (Chr.) Hansen, a global bioscience company that produces natural ingredients for the food, health, pharmaceutical and agriculture industries, has launched a natural blue colorant made from…

Cyanotech sales up 12% in Fiscal Year 2013

Microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products manufacturer, Cyanotech Corporation, has announced financial results for fiscal year 2013, ended March 31, 2013…

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