Exploring Algae for Sustainable Nutrition

Exploring Algae for Sustainable Nutrition

Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. will explore recent breakthroughs in food technology in an upcoming episode, airing 3rd QTR 2018 on FOX Business. Check your local listings for more information.

By the year 2050 it is estimated that the number of people who will be deficient for protein will drastically increase. This segment of Innovations will take a look at Triton Algae Innovations’ (Triton) solution for the global protein shortage through its development of novel green algae products.

“The question we think about quite a bit is, ‘how can we help meet the rising demand for protein worldwide in a way that is affordable, healthy, and good for the environment?’ At Triton Algae Innovations, our solution is to unleash the true potential of nutritious micro-algae, which we refer to as the ‘mother of all plants’,” said Xun Wang, President and CEO of Triton Algea Innovations.

In this segment of Innovations, viewers will learn about the significant technology breakthroughs Triton has made on a strain of green algae, called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. This includes a cutting-edge, closed fermentation manufacturing process, which has increased productivity 100-fold. Viewers will also be educated about Triton’s comprehensive suite of rigorous safety studies, the data findings from which underpin a recent completed Independent Conclusion (IC) that this algae is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for its intended use as a dietary protein in foods.

Wang continued to say, “We are honored and excited to be a participant in the Innovations series, and to hopefully help use its platform to better inform its many viewers of the global challenges we currently face, and how we can collaboratively address them in a thoughtful and impactful way.”

“Triton’s healthy and nutritious green algae, which is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for its intended use as an ingredient in food , is a sustainable and affordable source of alternative protein to help meet increasing domestic and global demand,” said Brett Ferrigan, producer for the Innovations series. “We look forward to bringing this topic to the public.”

Triton Algae Innovations is a San Diego-based startup company devoted to the idea of providing its healthy and nutritious green algae (chlamydomonas reinhardtii) as a sustainable, nutritious, and affordable source of alternative protein, to help meet increasing domestic and global demand. This same algae – which is Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for its intended use as an ingredient in food – is also a proven platform for the safe expression of certain key biomolecules, which our bodies produce naturally, though in limited supply. Chief among these are colostrum proteins, which are essential nutritional compounds that occur in the breast milk of all mammals, and which in humans are known to support normal infant development.

Innovations, hosted by award winning actor Ed Begley, Jr., is an information-based series geared toward educating the public on the latest breakthroughs in all areas of society. Featuring practical solutions and important issues facing consumers and professionals alike, Innovations focuses on cutting-edge advancements in everything from health and wellness to global business, renewable energy, and more.