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Nutrients in microalgae: An environmentally friendly alternative to fish

Microalgae could provide an alternative source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids for humans while also being more environmentally friendly to produce than popular fish species. This is the result of a new study by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU). The study was recently published in the Journal of Applied Phycology and offers an initial indication of the environmental effects of producing microalgae in Germany. Microalgae have been the focus of several decades of research—initially as a raw material for alternative fuels, but more recently, as a source of nutrients in the human diet. Read more...


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