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best for your body. best for the planet.

Our algae farms are set in the desert of West Texas and southern New Mexico, where there is plenty of sunshine and access to natural underground saltwater aquifers. We’ve turned this previously unused land into thriving algae farms that have the potential to feed and nourish millions of people.

Our algae farms yield more essential protein per acre, and per gallon of precious freshwater, than traditional plant- or animal-based farming.

We’re at the forefront of advancing science to discover new ways to feed our planet. Today, we’re cultivating one algae crop, but who knows what other produce is hidden in our oceans?

feeding the world with saltwater

Traditional farming requires freshwater, which is becoming increasingly scarce. Good thing our farm is anything but traditional. We use water that no other farm on the planet can use: saltwater from natural underground aquifers. What’s more, 97% of that saltwater can be recycled back into our ponds, saving resources and energy.

protecting our oceans

By farming our algae on land, we protect the delicate ocean ecosystem by leaving fish and krill where they belong: in the sea. It may surprise you to learn that krill plays a massively important role in the fight against global warming.

In fact, krill in the open seas capture an estimated 12 billion tons of C02 each year.

a farming revolution

What percentage of the water on our planet is freshwater (vs. salt water)? If you guessed a mere 2%, you would be right!

Only 2% of the water on earth is freshwater, making it one of the most precious resources we have. Of that 2%, a staggering 70% gets diverted to farming crops like produce and livestock.

Looking at these numbers, it’s obvious--we need a farming revolution. With 10 billion people destined to inhabit our planet by 2050, our resources simply won’t sustain us all at the current rates of use.

Enter algae as the crop of the future. No freshwater consumed. No rich, fertile soil required. Contrasted with traditional farming techniques to grow peas, iwi life algae cultivation produces 300 times the number of amino acids per acre, making this the most eco-sustainable farming business for people and the planet. 

iwi life farms