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Growing Microalgae For A Sustainable Future - Why Single Cell Protein Is The Answer To Our Future?

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<p style="text-align: justify;">The global population is projected to be over 10 billion around the year 2050.&nbsp; The consumption of food druing the last few decades has seen dramatic increase in many regions around the world.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Global warming, deforestation, and lack of fresh water will make these conventional food production techologies more diffcult and cost prohibitive.&nbsp; We need a new set of technologies to grow our foods to cope with the looming crisis.&nbsp;</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.&nbsp; However, there are still a lot of R&amp;D work for these technologies to be commercialzied.&nbsp; Microbe fermentation, on the other hand is more economical and available for immdeiate deployment.&nbsp;&nbsp; And among all the microbes we can use for food prodcution purposes, microalgae really is the KING of nurtients.&nbsp; It has all the needed nutrienst for human benig to live heathily.&nbsp; And on top of that, lots of the strains can grown in sea water which will substantially help aleiviate the fresh water supply issues.&nbsp;</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.&nbsp; And among all the microbes, I believe microalgae hold the most promising potential.</p>
KR Expert - Eugene Wang