Growing Microalgae For A Sustainable Future - Why Single Cell Protein Is The Answer To Our Future?
<p style="text-align: justify;">The global population is projected to be over 10 billion around the year 2050. The consumption of food druing the last few decades has seen dramatic increase in many regions around the world. At this rate, we will run out of space to grow our foods if we continue to rely on conventional animal farming, agriculture, and even aquaculture. Global warming, deforestation, and lack of fresh water will make these conventional food production techologies more diffcult and cost prohibitive. We need a new set of technologies to grow our foods to cope with the looming crisis. </p><p style="text-align: justify;">Among the new technologies to grow foods, cell-based (or cultured) meat, seafood, and even plant is the set of technologies that got most of the funding recently. However, there are still a lot of R&D work for these technologies to be commercialzied. Microbe fermentation, on the other hand is more economical and available for immdeiate deployment. And among all the microbes we can use for food prodcution purposes, microalgae really is the KING of nurtients. It has all the needed nutrienst for human benig to live heathily. And on top of that, lots of the strains can grown in sea water which will substantially help aleiviate the fresh water supply issues. </p><p style="text-align: justify;">I am calling on an initiative to start a global effort in developing these microbe fermentation technologies to help solve our food supply issues in the future. And among all the microbes, I believe microalgae hold the most promising potential.</p>