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Antibiotic-Free Meat / Livestock Feed Manufacturing
on March 6, 2019
Alternative protein

Algae in animal feed gains momentum with new research

With more than 40,000 recognized algae species globally, research into macro- and microalgae is gaining momentum for biofuel, human food and animal feed.

The overarching long-term goal from a food-feed standpoint is to push algae into the spotlight as a sustainable, alternative protein to help feed a burgeoning population with limited resources. But this aquatic organism is so much more than protein; it is rich in fatty acids, carbohydrates, beta-glucans and other bioactive…

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