[Netherlands] Netherlands based algae start-up The Algae Factory™ is pledging for a crowdfunding project at kickstarter.com. Here is their pledge:
EVER WONDERED WHAT A 3.5 BILLION YEARS OLD SUPERFOOD TASTES LIKE?
Hello, we are Stefania, Pierluigi and Nicola.
We develop innovative food products for people that choose not to compromise, but to eat and stay healthy by shifting to a more sustainable lifestyle.
We use Algae in our products as they are rich in essential nutrients like proteins, vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids and Omega 3 and 6. Spirulina, a microalgae, has been nominated by FAO “a powerful tool to fight malnutrition” for its complete nutritional profile.
Our first product combines two superfoods: Extra-Dark Organic Chocolate produced by a small community in Peru for a moment of decadent pleasure and Spirulina, a microalgae naturally grown and dried under the sun that has been consumed for centuries for its high nutritional value.
Production of Spirulina
Most people think of algae as green or red stuff growing in the ocean or lakes, but, like land plants, there are countless different species of algae. In fact, there are more than 30,000 species of algae, and blue-green algae like Spirulina are the most primordial.
The Spirulina we use comes from different countries: in the Provence region of France and in the South of Italy there are several high quality Spirulina’s producers that grow this precious ingredient. But also in Africa: Togo and Madagascar thanks to Antenna, our NGO partner, which promotes the development of local Spirulina farms.
Our goals is to buy-produce Spirulina in areas where we can really help local algae producers make an impact.
Below you can see why Spirulina is “in every sense” a sustainable and “green”ingredient.
What we need
We already begun the production but now we need your help so that we can invest in creating a new interactive online platform where people, companies, and Non-Profit Organizations can buy our products directly from us.