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2023: The Year of Vegan Sushi

3 Mins Read Another Veganuary has come to a close but the vegan options continue to roll in. And one category is set to see big growth this year: vegan sushi. Supermarket sushi giant Kikka Sushi has announced vegan tuna and salmon sushi coming to Whole Foods Markets’ sushi counters, Konscious Foods comes to freezers, and restaurants go […]

This Whole-Cut Raw Salmon Filet Is Made Entirely Out of Plants

3 Mins Read Toronto-based New School Foods has released its first product: a plant-based whole-cut salmon filet it says looks, cooks, tastes, and flakes just like conventional salmon. New School Foods’ vegan fish release comes on the heels of $12 million in Seed funding from Lever VC, Blue Horizon, Hatch, Good Startup, Alwyn Capital, and grants from multiple […]

NewFish Partners with Cawthron Institute to Develop Sustainable ‘Blue’ Algal Protein

3 Mins Read New Zealand’s NewFish and the Cawthron Institute have entered into a strategic partnership aimed at commercializing microalgae for use in specialized protein. Alternative seafood startupNewFish, with offices in New Zealand and the U.S., has been working with algae fermentation for specialized ingredient development. The new partnership with Cawthron is aimed at accelerating its work and […]

10 Reasons Eating Fish and Seafood Is Bad for Your Health and the Planet

7 Mins Read Reducing seafood intake is one of the key ways you can help alleviate your negative effect on the planet, but there are also a host of other important reasons make a pass on fish for dinner.  From biodiversity loss to more frequent natural disasters and rising global temperatures, our planet is now at an important […]

Food Tech Start-Up Vgarden Creates ‘Clean’ Plant-Based Tinned Tuna

3 Mins Read Israel-based Vgarden, Ltd., has launched its first vegan and kosher-friendly tuna in tins and pouches. Vgarden says its plant-based tuna has the same appearance, texture, and flavor as conventional tuna. And it is competitively priced to other canned tunas, too. It joins a growing category in the protein successors market. ‘Clean-label, scalable, affordable, and sustainable’ […]

5 Brands Making Plant-Based Seafood So Realistic You Can’t Tell It’s Vegan

3 Mins Read Seafood is a fast-growing niche of the alternative protein sector. With that is a sub-niche of unbelievably realistic plant-based whole-cut products. Made using 100 percent vegan ingredients, these substitutes for fish and seafood claim to be healthier, more sustainable and a solution to the consequences of global overfishing. The following startups are looking to remove […]

The World’s First Cultivated Fish Fat Dives Into the Cell-Based Fat Category

3 Mins Read ImpacFat has unveiled the world’s first cultivated fish fat during the Big Idea Ventures Demo Day showcase underway in Singapore. With a rich mouthfeel and increased nutrition profile, ImpacFat’s newly cultivated fish fat is the latest cultured fat poised to disrupt the alternative protein sector. The company is holding tasting sessions today for select participants […]

Sysco Reels In Mind Blown Vegan Crab Cakes As Its Plant Division Heats Up

3 Mins Read The Plant Based Seafood Company has partnered with foodservice giant Sysco for the distribution of its Mind Blown vegan crab cakes. The Virginia-based Plant Based Seafood Company says its vegan crab cakes will soon be available across New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, and Washington D.C. thanks to a distribution deal with Sysco and New […]

Forsea Snags $5.2 Million In Seed Funding for Cultivated Eel Meat

3 Mins Read Israel-based Forsea Foods has closed a $5.2 million Seed funding round led by Target Global with backing from The Kitchen FoodTech Hub, PeakBridge VC, Zora Ventures, FoodHack, and Milk & Honey Ventures.  Forsea is growing its cultivated eel meat through an organoid platform, growing the meat ex vivo—similar to how it would grow inside a […]

As Humane Slaughter Come to Aquaculture, Is Animal Welfare At a Tipping Point?

5 Mins Read Fish deserve a humane death says the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), one of the world’s leading farmed seafood organizations, in a move that elevates animal welfare standards to new heights. The ASC said for the first time that fish feel “pain, stress, and anxiety,” and it will introduce animal welfare regulations to bring the farmed […]

BlueNalu Demonstrates Scalability and 75% Profit Margin for Cultivated Seafood

3 Mins Read Cultivated seafood company BlueNalu says it has ‘cracked the code’ to significant profitability with 75 percent gross margins achieved through breakthrough technology. With its first large-scale facility and novel technology for its first product—bluefin tuna—San Diego-based BlueNalu says its operating and capital costs for production will yield a significant gross margin of 75 percent. “We […]

Octopus Farms Raise Massive Ethical And Evironmental Concerns

5 Mins Read By Alexandra Schnell, University of Cambridge, Heather Browning, London School of Economics and Political Science, Jonathan Birch, London School of Economics and Political Science When you imagine an octopus’s world, you might well see a curious creature in a complex undersea environment.  Yet the reality of life for some octopuses is existence within a barren tank, inescapably surrounded by humans and other […]

Aqua Cultured Foods Tackles Food Waste With Dumplings Made From Mycoprotein Offcuts

3 Mins Read Mycoprotein seafood startup Aqua Cultured Foods is tacking on another category disruption beyond its alternative seafood. The Chicago-based company is using up whole-muscle offcuts from its vegan seafood in a new range of dumplings to reduce food waste. Angling toward go-to-market partnerships in the Asian foodservice category, Aqua Cultured Foods says its new dumplings featuring […]

Novel Vegan Seafood Development From Revo Foods Signals a Sea Change

3 Mins Read Austria’s Revo Foods is bringing three new vegan products to market this week: Graved Salmon, Salmon Spread, and Tuna Spread. It says the Graved Salmon and Salmon Spread are new to the plant-based seafood category. “With the release of these 3 unique products, we reached a new milestone in the dynamic market of plant-based seafood […]

Forsea Foods Is Taking On the ‘Tremendous’ Eel Market With Novel Cell-Cultured Tech

3 Mins Read Moving cell-cultured seafood “closer to nature,” Israeli newcomer Forsea Foods says it’s turning its attention to a bottleneck in the seafood industry by focusing on eel meat. Ashdod, Israel-based Forsea Foods says its patented organoid technology—stem cell-derived three-dimensional tissue structure—doesn’t require as many growth factors as other cell-based meat. The technology, developed by Iftach Nachman, […]

Wicked Kitchen’s Good Catch Sends The Vegan Seafood Category Sailing

3 Mins Read The vegan seafood industry, already experiencing a boom, gets a big push as vegan tuna category leader Good Catch joins the expansive Wicked Kitchen portfolio. Founded by chef brothers Chad and Derek Sarno, vegan ready-meal brand Wicked Kitchen took over Tesco’s U.K. supermarkets in 2018, jettisoning past sales forecasts. Also founded by chef brothers Chad […]

Heavy Metals, Microplastics, Driving Asia’s Shift to Plant-Based Seafood: Report

3 Mins Read In the first survey of its kind, leading protein think tank Good Food Institute APAC identified key factors sending Asian consumers toward plant-based seafood options. Consumers across Singapore, Thailand, Japan, and South Korea are largely excited by the potential in alternative seafood options. Specifically, they’re motivated by the absence of heavy metal and microplastic contamination […]

Leading Seafood Producer Thai Union Launches Plant-Based Shrimp

3 Mins Read Leading global shrimp producer Thai Union has launched a plant-based shrimp product as it expands its efforts to meet the demand for vegan seafood. Adding to its roster of alternative seafood, the new OMG Meat shrimp joins Thai Union’s plant-based tuna, as well as crab meat and dumplings, and fish nuggets. The company announced its […]