This week we take a second dive into the nascent world of marine phytoplankton nutrition in this two part interview with David Hunter, CEO of Canadian firm Blugenics Innovations and the Karen Project.

David is based in New Brunswick, but has partnered with Fitoplancton Marino in southern Spain, world leaders in microalgae production, to produce his phytoplankton nutritional supplement, marketed under the Karen brand, named after his mother.


NASA called Marine Phytoplankton the most important plant in the world, providing almost all of the Earth’s oxygen and serving as a vital food supply for marine life. It makes up about 25% of all vegetation on the planet but is unique in how quickly it can reproduce itself, making it a highly sustainable source of nutrition.


Having been utilized for some time as organic feed for aquaculture, it’s only over the last decade that its use as a human nutritional supplement has begun to be explored. There is a strong argument that it is indeed the planet’s very first “superfood”.

In this second episode David explains the sustainable nature of the phytoplankton farming process, why he chose to grow his phytoplankton in Spain, and his long (but fruitful!) back and forth with Health Canada to have his microalgae approved…



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