You’d be forgiven for overlooking algae — the green film commonly seen floating on the surface of stagnant ponds — as a tasty and nutritious source of food.

Yet algaculture, the growing and cultivating of algae for commercial use, isn’t a new thing. The tiny microorganisms are already used in natural food colorings, and Asian societies in particular have been using algae as a food supplement for generations.

Recently however, efforts have been stepped up to harvest this…

Photo credit: Matthew Kenney Cuisine

Global food production is about to reach its limits; rapidly growing populations and the catastrophic effects of climate change will put a huge strain on global supply chains and force us to completely rethink the way we eat.

Western nations in particular eat far too much animal protein, and they waste vast amounts of resources in the process. If we’re to have any hope of saving our broken planet and slowing our rates of chronic disease, we’re going to need to embrace plant-based diets — and fast…

Making Plants Center Stage

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The easiest way to shop for local food is right from the farm, and here I am. It is 2016, and I am visiting the Providenciales, the Caicos Conch Farm.

I was lucky to visit this wonderful place, Caicos Conch Farm, and meet some farmers, because damage caused by hurricanes Irma and Hurricane Maria a year later in 2017, continues to be unrepaired, and the site no longer produces much conch.

The Caicos Conch Farm on Providenciales was the…

Back in 1986, a man named Carlo Petrini organized a demonstration against the opening of a new McDonald’s, right next to Rome’s famous Spanish Steps.

Petrini’s protest marked the birth of the “Slow Food Movement”, whose manifesto made a strong case against the standardization and industrialization of the world’s food…

As each year passes, our planet edges closer and closer toward a cataclysmic tipping point. Climate change ravages our environment, whilst famine, war and poverty show no real signs of slowing.

Meanwhile, over 80% of the world’s wealth continues to be controlled by the richest 1% of the global population…

With the world economy having ground to a standstill due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the UN issuing dire warnings of imminent and widespread food shortages, the word “famine” is once again seeping into our collective consciousness.

For those people living outside of the West (with its over-abundant food supplies…

Picture Credit: Gotham Greens’ original greenhouse location in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

I couldn’t sleep last night because I felt the urge to reflect on things I’ve been seriously pondering for a long time. …

Wendy Iles, Founder of Iles Formula

As one of the beauty industry’s most respected hairdressers, Wendy Iles works around the world on the highest level in her field of hairdressing. Chosen for her immense experience, her dedication and passion toward each project, her client and celebrity list is long. Specialties ‘all to do with hair’, consulting…

The video above is part of my story.

I made this video to share my story about why I started my passion project, which no surprise I call #CEIproject.

Hopefully it has inspired you with some of your own ideas for video.

I’d love to hear what your story…

Tanmay Bakshi / TED speaker, IBM Champion, Honorary IBM Cloud Advisor — Tanmay Bakshi, one of the youngest programmers in the world, uses cognitive and cloud mechanisms to build applications designed to broaden human skills. Bakshi is the architect of neural networks, and the author of the publication; a speaker…

Agnieszka K. Wielgosz

Let’s regenerate ecosystems and learn as humans to live within the boundaries of our planet. Artist — Mentor — Founder @ceicollective

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