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Author: Dr. Mark Edwards

Ana Feeds Our World, Part 27

Algae provide a sustainable protein source for animal feed, but is it good enough protein? Comprehensive medical and nutritional studies have demonstrated that many different types of algae produce high quality proteins that are comparable to alternative protein sources. All proteins are not created equal. Proteins…

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Ana Feeds Our World, Part 26

Algae biomass provides excellent nutritional value for biofeed. Lipids are long carbon chain molecules. Lipids store energy for the plant and serve as the structural components of cells. Proteins are large organic compounds made of amino acids arranged in a linear chain connected by peptide bonds. The plant’s genetic code…

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Ana Feeds Our World, Part 25

In spite of the numerous advantages associated with organic food production, less than 1% of the world’s croplands are farmed organically. About 4% of the European Union’s farms, where farmers receive subsidies to use organic methods, practice organic farming. The US has only 0.8% of cropland…

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Ana Feeds Our World, Part 24

Ana’s quest to resolve world hunger cannot ignore the billons of committed carnivores that eat millions of tons of meat and dairy products. Increased consumption of animal proteins creates a towering demand for animal feed to grow animal protein for people.In 30 years, algae meat substitutes will…

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Ana Feeds Our World, Part 23

Smartcultures address food production challenges with sustainable solutions. The core concept comes from Aristotle, who suggested using nature’s way: “If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.” —Aristotle Smartcultures mimic nature by employing nature’s original…

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