The extent to which algae contribute to human welfare is often forgotten, ignored or unappreciated. Many types of algae serve as bases in commercially prepared foods and condiments. Algal products are used in cosmetics, textiles, pharmaceuticals and paints. In Asia, algae are often mixed and served with rice and fish to supplement the human diet. In coastal areas of the world, kelps are often chopped as food for livestock. The alga Poryphyra is cultivated in Japan to supply a 65 million pound annual market.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1975 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Hungerford, James J.
"Algae and Energy,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 12
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol12/iss4/7