Spirulina • World Food

How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson. July, 2021.
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The complete guide to a powerful food that can help rebuild our health and restore our environment.
This 2021 edition has been updated by the author. This easy-to-read book has 400 color photos, graphs and tables.
Download this entire book 219 page pdf file (9.8 MB).

Algae MicrofarmsAlgae Microfarms

For home, school, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile, and vertical farms and living buildings. By Robert Henrikson. 2013. Available at
How algae microfarms can help transform our food culture by growing abundant healthy food in a very small area, extend the growing season, affordably and profitably. Over the past 30 years, large farms have grown algae for food, feed and fuels for thousands of useful products. Now an era of microfarms is emerging. Alage microfarms can empower people to grow healthy food for their own community for food security and self-sufficiency.
Download this entire book as a 148 page pdf file (21 MB).

ACCoverF2Imagine Our Algae Future

Visionary Algae Architecture and Landscape Designs.
by Robert Henrikson and Mark R. Edwards. 2012.
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Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines and producing food for millions of people. This book reviews algae production, products and potential today and showcases some of the amazing visions of our future from the International Algae Competition.
Download this entire book as a 164 page pdf file (13 MB).

Peace MIcrofarmsPeace Microfarms

by Mark R. Edwards with Robert Henrikson. 2012.
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Peace microfarms use abundance methods that preserve precious finite resources to grow freedom foods. Freedom food give consumers free choice for healthier foods for people, producers and our planet. Peace microfarms liberate growers from dependence on increasingly expensive cropland, fresh water and other non-renewable resources. Peace microfarms avoid conflicts over diminishing natural resources by growing microcrops using abundance methods.

AimFutureThe Future of Algae for Algae Industry Magazine

by Robert Henrikson. 2012.
This 6 part series based on the Algae Competition asked “How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives?” Published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011-12, here are emerging themes, schemes and dreams in algae landscape and architecture design, algae production systems and new foods from algae. Contents: 1.Imagine the Future of Algae. 2.Eat: New Algae Foods and Recipes. 3.Grow: Algae Production Systems. 4.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 5.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 6.Algae Competition Awards. Download this 42 page pdf file (3 MB).

Freedom FoodsFreedom Foods

Superior New Foods, Low on the Food Chain for People, Producers and Our Planet.
by Mark R. Edwards, forward by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
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Freedom Foods develops the value proposition for foods from algae that are healthy for our children, ourselves, growers, and our ecosystems.
Download this 136 page book pdf file (1.3 MB).

AIMSpirulina2Spirulina Special Report for Algae Industry Magazine

by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
This 7 part series was adapted from the book Spirulina World Food and published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011. Contents: 1.Origins and Biology. 2.First Human Consumption and Cultivation. 3.An Impressive Nutritional Profile. 4.Scientific Research Reveals Health Benefits. 5.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Production. 6.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Marketing. 7.Future of Spirulina in an Evolving World.
Download this 40 page pdf file (7 MB).

SWF FrontSpirulina • World Food

How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson. September, 2010.
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The Complete Guide To A Powerful Food That Can Help Rebuild Our Health
and Restore Our Environment.
This easy-to-read book has 200 charts, tables and photos.
This 2010 edition has been updated by the author, Robert Henrikson.
Download this entire book 194 page pdf file (4.5 MB).

CultivezCultivez Votre Spiruline: Manual of Small Scale Spirulina Culture

by Jean Paul Jourdan.
The author has developed small scale spirulina projects in Europe and Africa. In this manual he describes how to cultivate spirulina on a family scale.
Download the English version “Grow Your Own Spirulina” 14 page summary pdf file (1 MB). Download this entire 212 page book pdf file (3.6 MB).
Cultivez Votre Spiruline (French 1-160), Grow Your Own Spirulina (English 160-196), Cultivo Artesanal de Spirulina (Spanish 196-212).

Human HutritionSpirulina in Human Nutrition and Health

Edited by M.E.Gershwin and Amha Belay. CRC Press. 2007.
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This book brings together research on Spirulina in a single reference volume. Edited by M. Eric Gershwin, MD, professor of immunology, and Amha Belay, Ph.D., scientific director for Earthrise Nutritionals and has extensive experience in production, quality assurance and health applications. Topics include production and quality assurance, therapeutic utility, antioxidative and hepatoprotective effects, drug-induced nephrotoxicity protection, immunity and natural killer cell activation, antibody production, and antiviral agency.

NewProductsNew Products From Algae

How big investments in the ‘biofuel of the future’ will grow our future food and its own biopackaging from algae.
by Robert Henrikson. October 27, 2009.
Today, algae is called the ‘biofuel of the future.’
30 years ago, it was called the ‘food of the future’.
Download this 4 page article pdf.

BiofuelsFromAlgaeBiofuels From Algae?

How biofuel ventures can harvest from the third great algae bloom.
by Robert Henrikson. April 3, 2009.

What business model, value chain and product development will build revenue streams to buy time to scale and learn how to reduce cost?
Download this 4 page article pdf.

EarthFoodEarth Food Spirulina

How this remarkable blue-green algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson.
Called a food of the future 30 years ago, spirulina algae is shaping food patterns for this new century. Since 1989, Earth Food Spirulina has been called the definitive popular reference book about spirulina. Robert Henrikson has pioneered algae as a world resource for 30 years, was President of the leading algae company and a founder of the world’s largest spirulina farm. Download this entire 188 page book pdf (4.1 MB).