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Algae are more and more used in our alimentation and in these of animals. It can be used for animal and human nutrition, animal feed, and cosmetics. However, it can content toxic compounds, and recently, TerraVia algae have been questioned, as customers got ill after consuming Soylent shakes and bars containing some.

Thus, what is the legal framework for toxicological evaluation of algae and what could happen in terms of sanctions if those evaluations were not strictly respected?

 

Sources:

  • Hope You Like Algae, Because It’s Going To Be In Everything You Eat
  • Commercial Applications of Microalgae