Spirulina • World Food

How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson. July, 2021.
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The complete guide to a powerful food that can help rebuild our health and restore our environment.
This 2021 edition has been updated by the author. This easy-to-read book has 400 color photos, graphs and tables.
Download this entire book 219 page pdf file (9.8 MB).

Algae Microfarms

Algae Microfarms

For home, school, community and urban gardens, rooftop, mobile, and vertical farms and living buildings. By Robert Henrikson. 2013. Available at
How algae microfarms can help transform our food culture by growing abundant healthy food in a very small area, extend the growing season, affordably and profitably. Over the past 30 years, large farms have grown algae for food, feed and fuels for thousands of useful products. Now an era of microfarms is emerging. Alage microfarms can empower people to grow healthy food for their own community for food security and self-sufficiency.


Imagine Our Algae Future

Visionary Algae Architecture and Landscape Designs.
by Robert Henrikson and Mark R. Edwards. 2012. Available at
Imagine our future living in cities where buildings are covered with photosynthetic skins and vertical gardens, collecting the sun’s energy and producing food and energy for urban citizens. Imagine greening desert coastlines and producing food for millions of people. This book reviews algae production, products and potential today and showcases some of the amazing visions of our future from the International Algae Competition.

Peace MIcrofarms

Peace Microfarms

by Mark R. Edwards with Robert Henrikson. 2012.
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Peace microfarms use abundance methods that preserve precious finite resources to grow freedom foods. Freedom food give consumers free choice for healthier foods for people, producers and our planet. Peace microfarms liberate growers from dependence on increasingly expensive cropland, fresh water and other non-renewable resources. Peace microfarms avoid conflicts over diminishing natural resources by growing microcrops using abundance methods.


The Future of Algae for Algae Industry Magazine

by Robert Henrikson. 2012.
This 6 part series based on the Algae Competition asked “How will growing algae change the world and improve our lives?” Published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011-12, here are emerging themes, schemes and dreams in algae landscape and architecture design, algae production systems and new foods from algae. Contents: 1.Imagine the Future of Algae. 2.Eat: New Algae Foods and Recipes. 3.Grow: Algae Production Systems. 4.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 5.Dream: Algae Landscape and Architecture Designs. 6.Algae Competition Awards. Download this 42 page pdf file (14 MB).

Freedom Foods

Freedom Foods

Superior New Foods, Low on the Food Chain for People, Producers and Our Planet.
by Mark R. Edwards, forward by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
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Freedom Foods develops the value proposition for foods from algae that are healthy for our children, ourselves, growers, and our ecosystems.
Download this 136 page book pdf file (1.3 MB).


Spirulina Special Report for Algae Industry Magazine

by Robert Henrikson. 2011.
This 7 part series was adapted from the book Spirulina World Food and published in Algae Industry Magazine in 2011. Contents: 1.Origins and Biology. 2.First Human Consumption and Cultivation. 3.An Impressive Nutritional Profile. 4.Scientific Research Reveals Health Benefits. 5.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Production. 6.Development of a Spirulina Industry- Marketing. 7.Future of Spirulina in an Evolving World.
Download this 40 page pdf file (7 MB).


Spirulina • World Food

How this micro algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson. September, 2010.
Available at
The Complete Guide To A Powerful Food That Can Help Rebuild Our Health
and Restore Our Environment.
This 2010 edition has been updated by the author, Robert Henrikson.
Download this entire book 194 page pdf file (4.5 MB).


Cultivez Votre Spiruline: Manual of Small Scale Spirulina Culture

by Jean Paul Jourdan.
The author has developed small scale spirulina projects in Europe and Africa. In this manual he describes how to cultivate spirulina on a family scale.
Download the English version “Grow Your Own Spirulina” 14 page summary pdf file (1 MB).
Download this entire 212 page book pdf file (3.6 MB).
Cultivez Votre Spiruline (French 1-160), Grow Your Own Spirulina (English 160-196), Cultivo Artesanal de Spirulina (Spanish 196-212).


ASU professor sees algae’s promise as both fuel and food

William Hermann – Sept. 24, 2010 The Arizona Republic, Business Section.
Professor Mark R. Edwards, Ph.D., of ASU’s Morrison
School of Agribusiness and Resource Management.
Where others see unsolvable problems with world hunger, energy dependence and global warming, Mark Edwards sees solutions in a single-celled plant: algae.
Download this 2 page article pdf file.


New Products From Algae

How big investments in the ‘biofuel of the future’ will grow our future food and its own biopackaging from algae.
by Robert Henrikson. October 27, 2009.
Today, algae is called the ‘biofuel of the future.’
30 years ago, it was called the ‘food of the future’.
Download this 4 page article pdf.


Green Solar Gardens

Algae’s Promise to End Hunger. Solve hunger globally with SAFE production – sustainable and affordable food and energy grown locally.
by Mark Edwards. 2009.
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Green Solar Gardens lays out a strategy to tap nature’s way by cultivating algae in a manner that enables anyone on the planet with need or desire to grow sustainable and affordable food and energy.


Green Algae Strategy Series

by Mark Edwards. 2009.
The Green Algae Strategy Series makes an urgent call to action for sustainable and affordable food and energy, SAFE production. Green Algae Strategy Series books are used in schools and universities, globally for courses on sustainability, environment, global hunger, social entrepreneurship and world future.
Download this 13 page pdf (2.8 MB).


Biofuels From Algae?

How biofuel ventures can harvest from the third great algae bloom.
by Robert Henrikson.
April 3, 2009.

What business model, value chain and product development will build revenue streams to buy time to scale and learn how to reduce cost?
Download this 4 page article pdf.


Green Algae Strategy

End Oil Imports and Engineer Sustainable Food and Fuel.
by Mark Edwards. 2008. Available at
Algae offer solutions for sustainable and affordable food and energy because algae are the most productive biomass source on Earth. Fossil agriculture is non-sustainable because it uses too many non-renewable resources, especially cropland, fossil water, fossil fuels and diminishing agricultural chemicals.
Download this entire 261 page book pdf (7.3 MB).


Earth Food Spirulina

How this remarkable blue-green algae can transform your health and our planet.
by Robert Henrikson.
Called a food of the future 30 years ago, spirulina algae is shaping food patterns for this new century. Since 1989, Earth Food Spirulina has been called the definitive popular reference book about spirulina. Robert Henrikson has pioneered algae as a world resource for 30 years, and was the President of the leading algae company and a director of the world’s largest spirulina farm. Download this entire 188 page book pdf (4.1 MB).