The power of small
Recent decades have seen an enormous shift in food choices and food habits. Scaled-up operations to cater for global markets have consequently and unfortunately led to the rise of reconstituted products that are resource intensive and less well nutritionally balanced, resulting in health risks. Added to all this is an ongoing global population explosion with insufficient food to feed all the mouths. There is a gap between what is available today and what’s needed tomorrow, whilst the necessity to reduce agriculture’s environmental impact is ever-present.
We need a real solution instead of just writing about it; more action, less words. And we’re convinced that if produced correctly, then algae are a vital key to the solution.
The potential of this virtually untapped resource is evident. Microalgae are straightforward and small; typically unicellular micro crops, fast growers, and yet brimming with essential nutrients. These algae can outshine even the most sustainable and nourishing produce. So, our algae promise to bridge the food gap by the groundbreaking production of abundant and more nutritious food.
We started in 2008 with a small team, all armed with biomedical and biotechnological expertise. The mission is to improve and strengthen the availability and quality of food for humans and animals. Enter microalgae as a significant food source.
And our company name? A giveaway for those who recognise the phy- from phycology, the study of algae.
Presently, the confrontational approach to most world’s problems is non-productive, which will not get us anywhere. We must step up our collaborations with people, food producers and investors, working together to preserve our planet, produce healthier food, and tackle food shortages head-on. So, join us on our journey.
… now that’s the power of small.
We are Phycom, the algae creators.
The unicellular organisms – microalgae – can outshine even the most sustainable and nutritious produce. Contrary to waste associated with most crops, one can consume algae entirely, so there is barely any food loss. Also, algae require less processing of the earth, which means less environmental damage.
Microalgae grow faster than traditional crops and – compared to the twice-a-year harvests of conventional plants – can be harvested much more regularly. They don’t need pesticides or the large amounts of water and land that traditional agriculture calls for.
Join our journey
In short, microalgae promise to bridge the food gap by producing healthier food and resolving food shortages, knowing that big change starts with a first, often small step. So, join us on our journey in the inevitable food transition to sustainable algae-based feeds and foods.