Lucy Chinen is a bio-based materials practitioner and co-founder of nonfood, a food company researching sustainable nutrition whereby food is produced and delivered in a way that is mindful of its effect on people, planet and society. Both ancient and futuristic algae are the most resilient crop on Earth. An algae-rich diet is a sustainable choice for the environment and an adventurous taste to reintroduce to the human palate. The ‘nongredient’ is a micro-algae-based food that provides vegan protein, omega-3 and other essential nutrients. The golden chlorella powder packaged by Chinen is a convenient ready-to-eat spice for meals or snacks. Nongredient has a uniquely mild and savory umami flavor that can be added to a variety of meals.