(WTNH) — Figuring out how to feed the world in new and innovative ways, that’s what scientists at bio-tech companies are trying to figure out as the world’s population continues to grow.
Some scientists are turning to algae and using oil from the algae that is rich in protein. From a single cell, they can generate hundreds of vials of oil so that people can get the proper nutrition they need.
“When you have an inverted demographic permit, the social safety net will gonna hold. The full gravity of this is not well understood, but it will become a severe, severe issue in the next few decades,” said Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX. “If you are looking at billions more people, you need a breakthrough ingredient, and this one is the world’s oldest source of nutrition, being re-purposed to solve today’s problems.”
Right now, the company Sola-Zyme is looking to set up algae fermentation tanks in remote areas of the world. Their next big hurdle is actually getting people to find algae oil appetizing.