Engaging community members, stakeholders, fellow academics, policy makers, business owners, and interested citizens is crucial to our goal to help create sustainable initiatives and positive change. We make it a point to reach out through many outlets to make sure our discoveries can be known, understood, and put to good use by any interested group.
Here are some recent editorials, articles, and publications focused on our work.
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Articles in the News and Online
Dr. Sarker was interviewed by two animal feed industry and business-related magazines on our USDA supported microalgae feed research and recently published PLOS One article, the importance of developing a more sustainable fish feed using microalgal co-product:
“US: Microalgae co-product may have role in cutting fishmeal use” in Feed Navigator magazine
- “Sustainable aquafeed: Marine microalga co-product holds potential” in Food Ingredients First magazine
We have received some good coverage by the following science news aggregators in both the environment and feeds arenas:
New Atlas (formerly Gizmag) is one of the world’s largest independent science and technology publications. Environment: “Algae-meal fish food could make aquaculture more eco-friendly”
“Marine microalga may make aquafeeds more sustainable” in Feedstuffs magazine
“Scientists develop aquafeed using marine microalga co-product” in Post Online Media:
“Marine microalgal co-product shows promise as sustainable aquafeed” in Animal Science database.
“Scientists develop feeds using a marine microalga co-product” in Science Daily
- Dr. Kapuscinski was quoted about her concerns involving the potential marine impact of genetically engineered salmon in this article, “What Will It Take for Americans to Eat Genetically Engineered Salmon?”, featured on Feb 26, 2018 in The Atlantic.
- As a grocer in Amsterdam installs one food aisle entirely plastic free, Dr Kapuscinski reaffirms the growing danger of plastics in our oceans and applauds the store’s effort in this Washington Post article. (A supermarket in Amsterdam has an aisle with more than 700 grocery items — and no plastic)
- Dartmouth Now – “Making Fish Food Less Fishy – and More Sustainable.“(September 7, 2016).
This Dartmouth Now article highlights the role of algae, farmed and wild caught fish, and researching new food system possibilities.
- Feed Navigator Online Resources – “US team raised value-added tilapia on microalgae diet” By Aerin Einstein-Curtis, 14-Jun-2016
The Feed Navigator site is a great place for us to share our research goals and findings with real businesses that may rely on algae based feed in the future.
- Conservation Magazine – “A sustainable superfood for farmed fish“ (June 2016)
- Science Daily – “Research team makes breakthrough toward fish-free aquaculture feed” (June 4, 2016)
Science Daily (which reports 20 million monthly page views) called it “a major breakthrough in the quest to develop sustainable, fish-free feeds for aquaculture.”
- Forward Thinking Blog – “Algae: Raceway to the future?“ (October 15, 2015)
[A reporter] for the Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy highlighted Pallab’s talk as one of the standout presentations of the summit, stating, “Professor Pallab Sarker of Dartmouth College argued that only algal-based fish food could stem the collapse of marine feeding chains.” This paper has also received a fair amount of media attention.
- Undercurrent News – “Searching for the most sustainable way to farm tilapia.” (December 2013)
- Dartmouth News – “Study: Tiny Fish Might Hold a Big Answer for Aquaculture“ (September 17, 2013)
- Anne Kapuscinski was recently interviewed (Dec 20th, 2017) for The Fridge Light’s Catch of the Day podcast segement hosted by Chris Nuttall-Smith. — Listen here. This segment focuses on the changing role of tilapia in Canada and the Untied States.
- Anne Kapuscinski interviews then moderates a talk with Michael Pollan, famed author best known for The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and more recently Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation — Read more
- Elementa Sustainability Transitions domain open for submissions! — Read more
- Anne Kapuscinski receives Rachel Carson Environmental Award-– Read more!
Recent Scientific Publications
- PLOS ONE – Towards sustainable aquafeeds: Evaluating substitution of fishmeal with lipid-extracted microalgal co-product (Nannochloropsis oculata) in diets of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) (July 31, 2018)
- PLOS ONE – Towards Sustainable Aquafeeds: Complete Substitution of Fish Oil with Marine Microalga Schizochytrium sp. Improves Growth and Fatty Acid Deposition in Juvenile Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) (June 3, 2016)
- Aquaculture Nutrition Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) show high digestibility of lipid and fatty acids from marine Schizochytrium sp. and of protein and essential amino acids from freshwater Spirulina sp. feed ingredients. (Sarker, P. K., M. M. Gamble, S. Kelson, and A. R. Kapuscinski. 2015.)