The next big superfood could be green and slimy

Tiny organisms called microalgae often used for biofuel could potentially power edible green skyscrapers, according to a July 2014 article in Business Insider. Some researchers say microalgae is “one of the most nutritious foods known to man” and is often found as an ingredient in animal feed to baby formula. Scientists see the microalgae as “20 times more productive than conventional crops,” because they don’t require much water and are resilient in most environments.

Oscar Sjogren

Real breakthroughs are being made in areas like sustainability, food safety, nutrition and agriculture. And FutureFood 2050—through this website and other media, and in an upcoming film—will keep you connected.

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