Food start-ups eye algae as a green protein source

Jan 15, 2020

“Entrepreneurs and investors are increasingly focusing on algae as an alternative protein source to help feed a global population that the UN forecasts will rise from 7.7bn today to 9.7bn by 2050.​

In the EU, the algae biomass sector is valued at €1.69bn and employs 14,000 people in research and development and the supply chain, according to a 2018 European Commission report. “The increased inclusion of algae in western diets could help fill some of the food production needs associated with expected human population growth,” the report notes.”

– www.ft.com

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