16 Feb '12, 4am

Algae The Next Source Of Protein? | Care2 Causes

Algae The Next Source Of Protein? | Care2 Causes

Since I’m in the middle of a 21-day vegan diet, getting enough protein is important to me. So here’s a novel idea: algae. That’s right — pond scum has promising potential as a source of animal feed , as well as human feed and fuel. Algae are a large and diverse group of simple, typically autotrophic organisms , such as the giant kelps that grow to 65 meters in length. They are photosynthetic like plants, and “simple” because their tissues are not organized into the many distinct organs found in land plants. The largest and most complex marine forms are called seaweeds. The Japanese know all about this. When I spent a summer in Japan, every meal was accompanied by soy sauce, rice and yes, seaweed. From grist.org : “Algae is really the premiere sustainable source of raw materials for food and feed,” said Jim Astwood, vice president of product management for Aurora Algae, a c...

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Algae whiz: Growing protein with fewer resources

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The Future of Eating | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 14 Feb '12, 5am

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Supermodels And Puppys | Care2 Causes

care2.com 15 Feb '12, 8am

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There’s Still Lead in Lipstick - Does the FDA Care? | Care2 Causes

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care2.com 16 Feb '12, 1am

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care2.com 17 Feb '12, 8am

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care2.com 15 Feb '12, 11am

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The Union of Concerned Scientists recently put together a list of ways in which Monsanto hurts sustainable agriculture . A...

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