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Spirulina Food for the Future

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Spirulina

-Food for the Future

Against Malnutrition
SYED ISA SYED ALWI
CEO of Algaetech International, Malaysia

Contents
What is Malnutrition World Hunger Statistic Spirulina – Food for the future Spirulina Against Malnutrition Spirulina World Program – IIMSAM Who We Are – Algaetech International Our Roles and Responsibilities Conclusion

Spirulina – “food for the future”

Spirulina “Food for the Future”

Malnutrition
……………..lack of food are the primary reasons why malnutrition occurs.

What is Malnutrition
Malnutrition is the insufficient, excessive or imbalanced consumption of nutrients. According to the UN World Food Program, over 1 billion people in the world do not have enough to eat.

Every 6 seconds a child dies from malnutrition and related causes. There are lots of causes which are responsible for malnutrition in the world which has emerged as the gravest single threat to the world's public health.

Poverty is a major cause of malnourishment because it limits the amount of food available to children causing wasting and a lack of vitamins, minerals and nutritional value leading to stunting and low weight.

Malnutrition can affect anyone in any age group. However infants and children are at greater risk because of the higher need of nutrients for a healthy growing.

Lot of international reports on ‘malnutrition and hunger ‘by WHO, FAO and Global Hunger Index shows astonishing facts depicting the gravity of the situation.

Spirulina – “food for the future”

World Malnutrition Issues Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Causes & Effects Symptoms of malnutrition vary. Famine leads specifically to a severe lack of requisite amounts of vitamins. Their skin is pale. Unintentionally losing weight may be a sign of malnutrition. Joints ache and bones are soft and tender. and easily pulled out. Rashes and changes in pigmentation are common. dry. Medical problems occurring as the result of malnutrition are called deficiency diseases. Visual disturbances include night blindness and increased sensitivity to light and glare. Families of low-income households do not always have enough healthy food to eat. or shriveled and cracked. Spirulina – “food for the future” . thick. The tongue may be swollen. Hair is thin. and easily bruised.Worldwide poverty and lack of food are the primary reasons why malnutrition occurs. and essential minerals in the broad population’s diet. depending on what nutrients are deficient in the body. The gums bleed. children are the most vulnerable to malnutrition because of their high energy needs. When there is a household food shortage. protein. tightly curled.

and consume more food than their bodies need (or expend too little energy through physical activity). Spirulina – “food for the future” .Others Symptoms Other symptoms of malnutrition include:  Fatigue  Dizziness  Anemia  Diarrhea  Disorientation  Goiter (enlarged thyroid gland)  Loss of reflexes and lack of coordination  Muscle twitches  Decreased immune response  Scaling and cracking of the lips and mouth Children who are over nourished are visibly overweight or obese.

Deficiency Diseases Caused Due to Malnutrition Spirulina – “food for the future” .

They Need all this to survive. Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Malnutrition Statistics Chronic malnutrition can create potentially fatal effects for all sufferers if not treated in a timely manner. such as kwashiorkor and marasmus. those who become malnourished in developing nations are extremely susceptible to diseases created by malnutrition. Spirulina – “food for the future” . However. as well as more common ailments.

despite the fact that the world already produces enough food to feed everyone 6 billion people . Spirulina – “food for the future” .and could feed the double . an increase of 80 million since 1990.12 billion people.  There were 923 million malnourished people in the world in 2007.

 On the average. a person dies every second as a direct or indirect result of malnutrition – 4000 every hour .  Spirulina – “food for the future” .16 000 each day .6 million each year .60% of all child deaths (2002-2008 estimates). On the average.100 000 each day . a child dies every 5 seconds as a direct or indirect result of malnutrition – 700 every hour .36 million each year .58 % of all deaths (2001-2004 estimates).

nor seasonal variations in food consumption or other sources of variability such as inter-individual differences in energy requirements. as defined by FAO. and represents the number of people consuming (on average for years 2001 to 2003) less than the minimum amount of food energy (measured in kilocalories per capita per day) necessary for the average person to stay in good health while performing light physical activity. It is a conservative indicator that does not take into account the extra needs of people performing extraneous physical activity. This table measures "undernourishment".  Spirulina – “food for the future” .

several hundred million people are suffering from malnutrition in different parts of the globe and majority belongs to the Third World Countries .Spirulina “Food for the Future” World Hunger Statistics According to WHO.

14 September 2010) 98 percent of the world's hungry live in developing countries. 2007) 65 percent of the world's hungry live in only seven countries: India. Pakistan and Ethiopia. 2010) Asia and the Pacific region is home to over half the world’s population and nearly 2/3 of the world’s hungry people. (Source: FAO news release. China. (Source: FAO news release. but they account for over 60 percent of the world’s hungry.more than the populations of USA. (Source: FAO news release. Bangladesh.Global Hunger 925 million people do not have enough to eat . ECOSOC. 2010) Spirulina – “food for the future” . (Source: Strengthening efforts to eradicate hunger. 2010) Women make up a little over half of the world's population. Canada and the European Union. the Democratic Republic of Congo. Indonesia. (Source: FAO news release.

UNICEF. 2006) One out of four children . UNICEF. (Source: Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition. (Source: The State of the World's Children. UNICEF. (Source: Progress for Children: A Report Card on Nutrition. 2007) The cost of under nutrition to national economic development is estimated at US$20-30 billion per annum. 2007) Every year WFP feeds more than 20 million children in school feeding program in some 70 countries. 2006) 10. In 2008.Child Hunger More than 70% of the world's 146 million underweight children under age five years live in just 10 countries. WFP fed a record 23 million children.in developing countries are underweight.9 million children under five die in developing countries each year. Malnutrition and hunger-related diseases cause 60% of the deaths. with more than 50 % located in South Asia alone.roughly 146 million . UNICEF. (Source: WFP School Feeding Unit) Spirulina – “food for the future” . (Source: The State of the World's Children.

2005) Spirulina – “food for the future” . A Global Progress Report. UNICEF) • Worldwide. (Source: World Health Organization. 2006) • Lack of Vitamin A kills a million infants a year (Source: Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency. 1. World Nutrition Situation 5th report. WHO Global Database on Anaemia) • Iron deficiency is impairing the mental development of 40-60 % children in developing countries (Source: Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency. A Global Progress Report. UNICEF) • Iron deficiency is the most prevalent form of malnutrition worldwide. UNICEF. (Source: Under five deaths by cause. affecting an estimated 2 billion people.000 child deaths worldwide could be prevented by increasing access to vitamin A and zinc (Source: WFP Annual Report 2007) • Under nutrition contributes to 53% of the 9.9 billion people are at risk of iodine deficiency.Malnutrition • It is estimated that 684. which can easily be prevented by adding iodine to salt (Source: UN Standing Committee on Nutrition.7 million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries. p2.

July 2008) (Source: Cost of Nutritional Support for HIV/AIDS Projects. (Source: Cost of Nutritional Support for HIV/AIDS Projects. WFP. (Source: 2008 UNAIDS Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic) In sub-Saharan Africa alone. the epidemic has orphaned nearly 12 million children aged under 18 years.Foods & HIV/AIDS In the countries most heavily affected. WFP and UNAIDS project that it will cost on average US $0. HIV has reduced life expectancy by more than 20 years. Assistance for orphans and vulnerable children is estimated at US$0. and deepened household poverty. July 2008) Spirulina – “food for the future” .31 per day. WFP.70 cents per day to nutritionally support an AIDS patient and his/her family. (Source: 2008 UNAIDS Global Report on the AIDS Epidemic). slowed economic growth.

Foods & HIV/AIDS Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Spirulina “Food for the Future” Spirulina Platensis Spirulina is incredibly rich containing a balance of nutrients that make it virtually a ‘whole food’ capable of complimenting life without the need for other dietary supplements .

There are many forms of valuable algae and in the last 40 years Spirulina has been singled out for its nutritional properties & it became a favorite of the health food industry. saltwater and saltpans.green algae that exist as a single-celled organism turning sunlight into life energy. Spirulina is full of nutrients and very easily digested. Commercially. tablet and capsule or added to foods and health tonics. Spirulina – “food for the future” .6 billion years ago. Now many people around the globe realize that Spirulina is a powerful food with huge potential as a whole food source & medicine. It is one of the first life forms designed by nature more than 3. tropical springs. Spirulina contains billions of years of evolutionary wisdom in its DNA and is an offspring of earth’s first photosynthetic life forms Spirulina is exceedingly adaptable and occurs in a wide variety of environments including fresh water.What is Spirulina?? Spirulina is microscopic blue . Spirulina is available as a powder.

Spirulina. is often hailed as “wonder food” of our times. Spirulina – “food for the future” . with unusually high protein content and nutraceutical properties. In the present era. micro-algae is a way out for the problems of humankind to be able to survive in the future. Spirulina has been existing on the earth surface for more than 3.Why Spirulina?? The gap between the human population and food supply has widened gradually in recent years and the balance is greatly in favor of population growth. may be one of the disease preventing and anti aging wonderful nature's gift to mankind. The potentials of microalgae as source of food or food supplements dates backs to many centuries. a spirally coiled photosynthetic cyan prokaryote. low volume biological materials with a growing demand in health food. Micro-algae are high value. Spirulina.6 billion years. wherein thick surface growth in water bodies were collected and consumed by ancient Aztec tribes. therapeutics and specialized feeds.

Spirulina has no externalized hidden costs in terms of depletion of fresh water. Spirulina uses less water per kilo of protein than other foods as the water is recycled back to the ponds after harvesting. or bovine protein. Spirulina – “food for the future” . pollution from pesticides. No long term medical costs from unhealthy foods with chemical additives. herbicides and toxins. fertile top soil and forests. costs of energy dependent foods will rise up with energy prices. As people eat lower on the food chain. the pressure to destroy wilderness can be halted and help re-green our planet. As cheap energy sources are depleted.Spirulina Facts Spirulina does not need fertile land for cultivation and therefore conserves fertile land and soil. Spirulina production uses non-fertile land and brackish water and is a potent remedy to deforestation to cultivate food. corn. Spirulina requires less energy input per kilo than soy. It has over 60 % protein that is higher than any other food besides benefits of rapid growth and higher yield. Spirulina is a big oxygen producer that is even more efficient than trees and forests to absorb Carbon dioxide and release Oxygen.

Spirulina – Nutritional Benefits Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Spirulina – Nutritional Benefits Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Spirulina – Nutritional Benefits Spirulina – “food for the future” .

hyperglycemia. anemia. as well as of vitamin B12 Has all the essential amino acids besides necessary enzymes and minerals. 26 times more calcium than milk 1kg of Spirulina = 1. hyperlipedemia. Spirulina is claimed as non toxic. linolenic acid. nutritious food with corrective properties against viral attacks. richest source of protein (65-71% by dry weight). inflammatory processes and like. vitamins.Spirulina as Super Food Spirulina is a wholesome food supplement. cancer. cardiovascular diseases. Spirulina – “food for the future” .000Kg of assorted vegetables 6 times more protein than eggs 20 times protein more than milk Richest source of iron and beta carotene. amino acids. immunodeficiency. heptotoxicity. beta carotene. minerals and other nutrients.

Spirulina “Food for the Future” Spirulina Against Malnutrition “There are people in the world so hungry that God cannot appear to them except in the form of Bread” – Mahatma Gandhi .

the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) made two recommendations in that regard International organization working with spirulina should consider preparing a practical guide to small-scale spirulina production. This small-scale production should be orientated towards: i) Providing nutritional supplements for widespread use in rural and urban communities where the staple diet is poor or inadequate. ii) Allowing diversification from traditional crops in cases where land or water resources are limited “There is a role for both national governments – as well as intergovernmental organizations to reevaluate the potential of spirulina to fulfill both their own food security needs as well as a tool for their overseas development ” Spirulina – “food for the future” . In its 2008 .Prospect It appears today that Spirulina shows a significant potential for fighting chronic malnutrition and for development.2010 report.

small-scale aquaculture production and other livestock feed supplication Develop some form of web-based resource that allows the compilation of scientifically robust for public access.FOA on Spirulina Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) was prepared a draft position on Spirulina and based on report was presented in 2008 . as well as to prepare tested production packages for rapid deployment in emergency situations. Allowing diversification from traditional crops in cases where land or water resources are limited Develop a practical guide to small-scale Spirulina production that could be used for development mythologies Providing nutritional supplements for use in rural and urban communities where the diet is inadequate Establish a better monitoring of global Spirulina production and product flows Integrated system for waste water treatment.and mediumterm solution to emergency situations where a sustainable supply of high protein/high vitamin foodstuff is required. its includes the following recommendations: Improve technical and economic solutions to Spirulina production in environmentally impoverished conditions. Develop clear guidelines on food safety aspects of Spirulina so that human health risks can be managed Spirulina – “food for the future” . As a short.

through the Economic and Social Council. to encourage the production and use of Spirulina Emphasizes the importance of assisting national activities for the production and use of Spirulina. United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations. and requests the Secretary-General to submit a report. Takes note of the potential of Spirulina to reduce hunger and malnutrition and to improve the prospects for sustainable development Calls upon Member States. the progress made in these areas. on the relevant efforts Spirulina – “food for the future” . especially in member countries of the Convention for the Use of Food Micro-algae and the Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Spirulina against Malnutrition Decides to review at its sixtysecond session.UN on Spirulina Convention for the Use of Food Micro-algae and the Intergovernmental Institution for the Use of Spirulina against Malnutrition” has been established in keeping with the above agreements and has been granted observer status in the work of the Economic and aiming to encourage greater attention to the production and use of Spirulina for the reduction of hunger and poverty and to combat the food crises. as well as nongovernmental organizations and the private sector.

Spirulina “Food for the Future” Who We Are? Algaetech International Sdn Bhd. Malaysia .

Research and development of algae for bio fuel Cultivation of Heamatococcus pluvialis for Astaxanthin production Consultancy of micro-algae development for renewable energy and high value products from flue gas Consultancy of Green technology solutions Spirulina – “food for the future” . Production and Marketing for Renewable Energy and High Value Products of Anti-Oxidants (or functional foods) Sales & Marketing of algae nutritional product such as Premia Spirulina.Introduction Algaetech International was incorporated in Malaysia year 2004 as an investment holding company with group activities in Micro-Algae Research & Development. Spirulina Coffee and others. Consultancy.

Malaysia. Successfully developed technologies to produce commercial algal strains specifically for Malaysian climates and surrounding tropical countries. waste and water treatment system using Algae etc. Algaetech envisions a greener and cleaner environment by “prevention & curing” approach for the major “earth problems” such as global warming and wastes Successfully implemented many proven solutions for Carbon Credit Management. Methane capturing.About Us • • • • Pioneer in the Algae Bio technology in Malaysia since 2004. • • Spirulina – “food for the future” . 100% Bumiputera company with head office in Wisma Rampai. Core competencies in providing “clean technology” solutions to mankind predominantly by using algae. Kuala Lumpur.

Primary production of high value products and anti oxidants such as Spirulina. astaxanthin 5. Consultancy in CO2 Sequestration. Carbon Credit Management.Algaetech’s Expertise 1. Algae Integrated Management System (AIMsys) 4. Spirulina – “food for the future” . Emission Control management (Carbon Capture) and Integrated Renewable Energy Plant combines with algae cultivation and production 3. Sales & Marketing of algae nutritional product thunder brand named “Premia”. Research & Development of Algae for functional food and bio-fuels 2.

Quality management from breeding to processing 4. cleanliness and effectiveness of the product is at the high level of quality Why PREMIA Spirulina is better than the wild Spirulina? How PREMIA Spirulina is different from other brands? 1. Spirulina – “food for the future” . and 8. In the process of applying new technologies to maintain purity 5. our staff carry out quality control tests in the laboratory at random products the finished products are packed to ensure purity. High quality Spirulina is used 2. HALAL certified 7. PREMIA Spirulina contains the same active components such as the wild type but more stable levels of effectiveness and safety. Cultured in a controlled clean pond environment 3. Easily digestible food.We Introduced – Premia Spirulina EX How PREMIA guarantees product quality of Spirulina? PREMIA Spirulina is processed in more detail in the form of tablets and continue to be bottled Every day. 100% plant products without preservatives 6. Suitable for all ages PREMIA has chosen the best wild Spirulina and is cultured carefully in controlled clean environment .

PREMIA Spirulina-EX Spirulina – “food for the future” .

Malaysia ( 2 acres of land and facilities area) and also at Sentul Jakarta. Indonesia (7 acres of land and facilities area) • Target to produce: up to 5 tonne of Spirulina upon full production capacity per annum Spirulina – “food for the future” .Our Spirulina Farm • Its located at Technology Park .

Spirulina – “food for the future” . achieve food security and bridge the health divide with a special priority for the Developing and the Least Developed Countries.iimsam. The mandate is to eradicate and endeavor to sensitize the global community of the urgent need of ending acute malnutrition and actuate collective efforts for the same by mainstreaming the use of Spirulina. academia. Malaysia has signed an Memorandum of Understanding with IIMSAM for the development of World Spirulina Program (in Malaysia and Asian Region). and to make Spirulina a key-driver to eradicate malnutrition. It would also empower the lives of almost a billion that are affected negatively by malnutrition worldwide. • Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-Algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition www.World Spirulina Program • Algaetech International Sdn Bhd. and the civil society so that the use of Spirulina be mainstreamed as a tool of policy and practice to deliver to the peoples of the world the daily nutritional requirement of a human body.org IIMSAM aspires for cooperation and alliances with the private sector. With our support and initiatives would help save the lives of almost forty-thousand children that suffer and perish every day from acute malnutrition. NGOs. IGOs.

Our Strategic Partner • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • MOSTI MTDC SIRIM Berhad BioTechCorp Supreme Biotech Biotech International MIMOS USM UKM UMS Rhodes University. South Africa Seambiotics Ingrepro Feyecon IIMSAM Spirulina – “food for the future” .

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Spirulina “Food for the Future” THANK YOU Algatech International Sdn Bhd (650079-K) Address Tel Email Web site : 3rd Floor. Kuala Lumpur : +603 4142 2834 Fax: +603 4142 2837 : info@algaetech. 34/26. Taman Sri Rampai.my : www.com.my .com.algaetech. Block Pasific. 53300. Wisma Sri Rampai Jln.

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