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Global Forum on Food Security and Nutrition • FSN Forum

Re: Innovations in agriculture to improve nutrition. Share your success stories

B Cole
B ColeNational Algae AssociationUnited States of America

Dear Dr. Swaminathan: We are a non-profit algae education and production trade association made up of commercially-minded algae researchers, algae producers and equipment companies. We have been trying to communicate to the FAO that US taxpayers have spent billions on algae research over the last 60 years and algae is one solution to eliminate malnutrition in children. We offer education, job training and new business opportunities to anyone in your group who is interested in algae farming and indoor biomanufacturing.

Our commercial algae farmers grow algae for food, feed and higher value co-products. Algae is used to clean wastewater and sequester CO2. It doubles every 24-48 hours and can be harvested every few days. If the FAO is looking for one solution to put into action algae farms can be built on non-arable land that has a source of water (recycling 80% of water used in closed-loop growing systems) and a source of CO2 anywhere in the world. If you have any interest, please feel free to contact: info@nationalalgaeassociation.com