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Green sea slug steals photosynthesis genes by eating algae; gene transfer uncontrollable in wild

3/8/2015 - Shedding new light on the dangers associated with cultivating genetically engineered organisms, which have the potential to spread into the wild, a recent study published in The Biological Bulletin explains how genes can transfer from one species to another and become a permanent part of the other species,...

Why algae can fundamentally solve your health problems

12/8/2014 - When assessing the most healing foods on the planet, it is very difficult to compile a list that doesn't contain algae. Health nuts have admired this dark green super food for quite some time, due to its comprehensive benefits to the human body. So what is it specifically about algae that makes it...

Agrochemical pollution is causing massive tumors in sea turtles

10/29/2014 - Runoff from urban and agricultural pollution in Hawaii appears to be causing tumors that are the main cause of death for endangered green sea turtles, according to a study conducted by researchers from Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Ecover to use oil from GMO algae in laundry detergent

6/2/2014 2:43:20 PM - A popular "green" cleaning product brand is quietly switching away from palm oil in its laundry detergent formula to an artificial oil produced using synthetic biology, or SynBio. Ecover, which owns the Method line of consumer products, recently announced that its so-called "natural" laundry detergent...

Like humans, mushrooms and algae generate vitamin D when exposed to sunlight

3/28/2014 - Although humans cannot produce energy from sunlight the way plants can, we do actually need sunlight to produce one essential nutrient, vitamin D. The human body can also use vitamin D that it gets from its diet -- but like the sugars found in plants, the ultimate source of dietary vitamin D is also...

Study touts spirulina as functional food for diabetes management

3/26/2014 - Many have raved about superfood spirulina's overall health benefits, and there have been studies supporting their claims. One study in Korea focused on type II diabetes patients to determine if spirulina would alleviate diabetes symptoms enough to be considered a valuable functional food, a food that...

There is a type of algae that actually lives in snow and causes the phenomenon known as 'watermelon snow'

3/6/2014 - In arctic and alpine regions around the world, people hiking through certain patches of snow may notice that they are leaving behind pinkish or reddish footprints, and their boots and pants may even get stained bright red. The color, combined with a strong scent similar to that of watermelon, has...

New environmentally friendly technique efficiently converts algae to crude oil within an hour

1/2/2014 - The process by which common algae is converted into usable biofuel just got a whole lot more environmentally friendly and efficient thanks to new discoveries recently made at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Researchers there have reportedly come up...

Climate changes don't have to be looked at as negative: Let's not discount Mother Nature and her ability to heal the Earth

7/21/2013 - A study published by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the Nature Geoscience journal discusses the potential of the algae growth caused by melting glaciers in Greenland, is actually having a positive effect on the environment. Sure, there are discussions of the algae providing new types...

The great algae conspiracy: Are oceans being destroyed to replace oil with algae?

5/13/2013 - In what he describes as "the mother of all conspiracy theories," an Arizona-based talk radio host says the powers that be are intentionally destroying large bodies of water in a bid to create a multi-trillion-dollar biofuel industry. According to Dave Hodges, who laid out the details on his website...

Could micro-algae free America from foreign wars, debt and environmental destruction? 'Green crude oil' and 'living buildings' may hold the secret to liberation

3/20/2013 - Next time you notice green slime growing in a pool or pond, take a second look. Incredibly, that bit of algae could be the secret to solving our war related financial difficulties and environmental troubles. As an incredible source of alternative energy, algae is used in a variety of innovative ways....

Five amazing and unusual uses for algae - From healing your gut to fueling your car

11/10/2012 - The simple, single celled algae that comprise superfoods such as chlorella, spirulina, marine plankton, or blue-green algae (which some now consider a bacteria) are self-feeding photosynthetic (needing sunlight) organisms that grow in lakes, man-made pools, and the ocean. In addition to using green...

Alternative algae fuel still a pipe dream, suggests study

2/20/2011 - Engineers and scientists from around the world have been exploring the possibility of producing "green" fuel using natural algae, and they say that one day it could revolutionize the fuel production industry and lessen or eliminate reliance on petroleum-based fossil fuels. But a study presented by the...

ProAlgaZyme is an algae infusion of plant-structured water

1/20/2011 - One of the simple truths of superior health is that water from plants is healthier than tap water or "processed water." Plants structure the water, arranging molecules into a life-supporting pattern that's far more complex and advanced than simple H2O. This is one of the reasons why juicing water vegetables...

Drink blue-green algae to increase energy and improve memory

11/22/2010 - E3Live, an edible form of blue-green algae called Aphanizomenon flos-aquae(AFA), is known as a green super food. AFA means invisible flower of the water. AFA is a fresh water plant known as cyanophyta. Cyanphota grow in water, soil, on the bark of trees, and on rocks. It is estimated that there are...

Chlorella premium superfood delivers potent nutrition, detoxification

10/13/2010 - It's great news for NaturalNews readers: The NaturalNews Store has just started carrying a premium chlorella superfood product that delivers potent nutrition. This premium-grade chlorella is from the Taiwan Chlorella Manufacturing Co., and it is considered to be among the very top sources of chlorella...

Consider the Global Effects of Oil Spill on Oxygen Supply

9/6/2010 - Open-ocean microalgae is responsible for consuming about one fifth of all carbon dioxide taken up by global plant-life, and the oxygen they produce through photosynthesis is essential for the survival of life on Earth. More ocean algae means that more carbon dioxide is removed from the atmosphere to...

Chlorella detoxifies the body by removing mercury and other heavy metals

10/30/2009 - There's mercury everywhere around us, it seems. It's in the food (seafood), the medicines (vaccines) and even the lights (compact fluorescent lights). And that doesn't even cover mercury fillings still used by crazed dentists who insist mercury is "perfectly safe" to chew on! All the sane people...

Superfood Profile: Blue-Green Algae and Spirulina Offer Many Health Benefits

9/18/2009 - Today's scientists are only beginning to grasp the incredible nutritional value of blue-green algae and spirulina, but these superfoods have a reputation that reaches far back into history. A form of blue-green algae was consumed regularly hundreds of years ago by Aztecs, while spirulina was a favorite...

Viktoras Kulvinskas Part III: Learning Longevity and Nutrition from Cultures around the World

9/18/2009 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Rawkathon, which can be found at In this excerpt, Viktoras Kulvinskas shares on what we can learn about longevity and living nutrition from other cultures around the world. Rawkathon with Viktoras Kulvinskas. Viktoras Kulvininskas...

Algae Protein Could Stop Deadly SARS Infection

5/29/2009 - One reason the emergence of H1N1, also called swine flu, has caused so much concern -- and near hysteria in some cases -- is the memory of the painful and often fatal outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) back in 2003. Over several months, this devastating viral respiratory illness, caused...

Algae Can Save the World From Global Warming While Producing Biofuel

4/7/2009 - Scientists at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom are conducting research into ways to use algae to not only remove global warming-causing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, but also in the synthesis of new biofuels that do not compete with food production. Algae is being eagerly investigated...

Algae From the Ocean May Offer a Sustainable Energy Source of the Future

9/4/2008 - Research by two Kansas State University scientists could help with the large-scale cultivation and manufacturing of oil-rich algae in oceans for biofuel. K-State's Zhijian "Z.J." Pei, associate professor of industrial and manufacturing systems engineering, and Wenqiao "Wayne" Yuan, assistant professor...

Marine Phytoplankton is Next Revolutionary Superfood for Disease Prevention and Extraordinary Health

8/14/2008 - In previous articles and product reviews here on NaturalNews, we've covered some astonishing superfoods. The most impressive of those have been derived from microalgae: Astaxanthin, Chlorella, Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae. Now, a new microalgae product has emerged in the natural products market...

Brown Algae Extract Prevents Hardening of the Arteries

5/18/2008 - A French nutraceuticals company has announced the launch of an algae extract product intended to reduce the hardening of arteries. Diana Naturals' HealSea is an extract of Fucus vesiculosus, a brown algae. According to the company, the extract has been shown in clinical trials to increase the body's...

Anti-Cancer Fucoidans Extracted from Brown Marine Algae; May be Used in Functional Beverages

4/2/2008 - A team of researchers has developed a method for extracting fucoidans and other polysaccharides from brown marine algae, and is working to develop commercial beverage applications for the ingredient. The research was presented at the Health Sea International Symposium in Granville, France. The researchers...

Ultrasonic sound wave device kills algae in swimming pools without chemicals

11/8/2006 - A swimming pool or pond in your back yard, while a nice feature, usually involves using a lot of harsh chemicals to control algae, but an ultrasonic device by LG Sound stands to change that. The new device is called the LG Sonic Algae Control, and uses an underwater sound emitter called a transducer...

Chlorella as a powerful defense against cancer

6/14/2005 - Amazing things truly do come in small packages. One of your most powerful weapons against cancer is chlorella -- a unicellular, green algae. This tiny algae packs a powerful punch. In Prescription for Dietary Wellness, Phyllis A. Balch explains, "Chlorella…contains the highest chlorophyll level per...

Spirulina shown to prevent and treat cancers while boosting immune system function

6/11/2005 - Nature can provide you with valuable weapons against cancer, but like all things, it's up to you to use them. Although the Japanese have known about and used spirulina for medicinal purposes for years, this form of microalgae is still not "mainstream" in American diets. Spirulina natively grows in alkaline,...

An inside look at spirulina production: an exclusive interview with Dr. Gerry Cysewski, CEO of Cyanotech Corporation

10/25/2004 - Mike: For our readers who may not be familiar with microalgae and spirulina, can you give a brief overview of what we're talking about, and about what role your company plays in the industry? Gerry: Okay, well first of all, I'd like to point out that Cyanotech, the name comes from cyanobacteria or...

UC Berkeley Wellness Letter authors remain nutritionally illiterate about chlorella, spirulina, and blue-green algae

8/7/2004 - On this website we discuss the ignorance of western medical doctors and medical institutions with such frequency that it hardly seems unusual to find another case of health ignorance worth mentioning, but every once in a while, another article or news item is released by a so-called "credible" institution...

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