Our impact on the Sustainable Development Goals


Phycom ticks 6 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Read how!

Effects of Feeding Chlorella vulgaris in Broiler Chickens a Wageningen UR study

Chlorella vulgaris (CV) is a microalgae of great interest for broiler production, due to its nutritional and functional properties. Currently, expensive bioprocessing steps are used to acquire the functional components that could achieve the desired biofunctionality of CV, in particular to maintain productivity and support health in broilers. This makes CV an expensive feed ingredient […]

Managing water sustainably is key to the future of food and agriculture 

Agriculture production is highly dependent on water and increasingly subject to water risks. As a sector, it uses the most water and is also a major water polluter. Improving water management is essential to a sustainable and productive agro-food sector (link). This article will review some detected problems in food production and consumption. In food […]


Phycology is a branch of life sciences and originates from Ancient Greek. The term consists of Phûkos (φῦκος), which means seaweed, and -logía, which means ‘study of’ (λογία). So it is the scientific study of algae, also known as algology, 

The Food Gap Explained

The global population continues to grow and the demand for food will rise significantly as a result. Due to increasing prosperity, the consumption of animal products increases. And within the near future it is expected that the total demand for plant-based food and feed will exceed the bounds of feasibility. The world will have to […]

Transformation of our food systems – the making of a paradigm shift

In this book, Transformation of our food systems – the making of a paradigm shift, 40 international experts set out the highlights and trends in food production since 2009, when the groundbreaking International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) report on global agriculture was published. Download the book is published on the […]

The Protein Revolution, the future of food – white pape

Proteins play a crucial role in human health. And with rising income levels and a multiplying global population, the demand for protein is increasing. This paper addresses the challenges we face in the years to come. Roland Berger is a consultancy and invites governments and stakeholders to think about the food system as a whole […]

Algae and their potential …

…for a future bioeconomy, landless food production, and the socio-economic impact of an algae industry. Jörg Ullmann &  Daniel Grimm  Organic Agriculture volume 11, pages261–267 (2021) Despite being a comparatively new branch of agriculture, algae production is often considered a solution to many food security-related problems, such as land scarcity, climate change, inefficient and unsustainable fertiliser usage, associated nutrient […]

Uneven dietary development

Linking the policies and processes of globalisation with the nutrition transition, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases. Globalization and Health volume 2, Article number: 4 (2006) Cite this articlePublished: 28 March 2006 In a “nutrition transition”, the consumption of foods high in fats and sweeteners is increasing throughout the developing world. The transition, implicated in the rapid rise of obesity and diet-related chronic […]