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‘Hybrid Could Unleash Alt-Seafood’: Vegan Fish Startup Seaspire on Indian Consumers, Launching in Foodservice and Why Retail Isn’t Viable Yet

7 Mins Read Indian vegan seafood company Seaspire has launched in D2C channels after months of foodservice trials in major cities in its home country. The startup’s co-founder Varun Gadodia tells Green Queen about India’s appetite for alt-seafood, consumer attitudes, why retail isn’t a viable option, and the key to this sector’s success. Launched in 2021, Seaspire made […]

This Shanghai Startup Says It’s Getting Closer To ‘Cost-Effective Mass Production of Cultivated Fish’

4 Mins Read Shanghai-based agtech firm CellX has announced the successful trial of its first 200-litre fish cell pilot production, marking an important step towards its industrial application of cultivated seafood products. It comes a month after the completion of its large-scale cultivated meat pilot factory last month. CellX’s research and development team completed the first production trial […]

Revo Foods Launches 3D-Printed Whole-Cut Vegan Salmon Filet in Vienna Supermarket

4 Mins Read Revo Foods will launch its whole-cut salmon filet in Rewe Group’s vegan flagship store, Billa Pflanzilla, in Vienna this week, marking the first time a 3D-printed meat alternative will be on supermarket shelves, according to the company. Born out of its collaboration with Sweden’s Mycorena, the mycoprotein-based salmon employs new extrusion tech to achieve the […]

Singapore’s HAPPIEE! Launches Vegan Shrimp & Squid With British Retailers Tesco and Ocado

3 Mins Read Singaporean plant-based brand HAPPIEE! – a subsidiary of Growthwell Foods – has secured listings with UK retailers to introduce its vegan frozen seafood range to the market. The company’s plain and breaded seafood alternatives are already available at online retailer Ocado, and will launch at Tesco – the UK’s largest supermarket – next month. Launched in 2022, the brand […]

Cult Food Science and Umami Bioworks Unveil World’s First Cultivated Fish Cat Food Brand

4 Mins Read Canadian cultivated meat innovator Cult Food Science has collaborated with Singapore-based cultured seafood producer Umami Bioworks to unveil Marina Cat, a cultivated pet food brand. It will combine Umami’s cultivated red ocean snapper and Cult’s patented cultured ingredient, Bmmune, which is a blend of nutritional yeast and fermented ingredients. Umami (formerly known as Umami Meats) […]

This Startup Makes Whole-Food Plant-Based Snow Crab & Whitefish from Vegetables

4 Mins Read In what is a burgeoning plant-based category, vegan seafood undergoes a whole-food twist with Canadian startup Seed to Surf, which uses vegetables as its primary ingredient. Founded in 2020, the brand makes tinned snow crab and smoked whitefish from mushrooms and celeriac root in a clean-label formulation responding to consumer trends. A global consumer survey […]

Plant-Based Seafood Startup Reels in $26M for Frozen Vegan Sushi & Poke Bowls

3 Mins Read In yet another sign of the growing popularity of plant-based seafood, Californian frozen vegan sushi brand Konscious Foods has raised $26M in a seed funding round. Founded by French chef Yves Potvin, who also launched Yves Veggie Cuisine and Gardein, the brand’s investors in the financing round included Protein Industries Canada, Zynik Capital and Walter […]

Akua’s Kelp Burgers Get the SpongeBob Treatment to Support Nickelodeon’s Operation Sea Change

3 Mins Read Akua, the New York-based creator of the “world’s first” kelp burger, has announced a partnership with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants to introduce kid-friendly Kelp Patties. The new slider-sized patties, available in Original and BBQ flavors, are designed to make eco-friendly eating more appealing to children. The burgers will be launching in select U.S. retailers and at […]

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 […]

Vegan Seafood Startup Plantish Rebrands as Oshi As It Eyes Global Market

3 Mins Read Plantish, the innovative Israeli company acclaimed for its cutting-edge plant-based salmon produced via unique, patent-pending additive manufacturing technology, has announced a rebrand to Oshi. Oshi says the renaming event symbolizes a substantial evolution for the brand as it embraces its transition towards becoming a global food entity, readying itself for a U.S. product debut later […]

Shiok Meat’s Sandhya Sriram Gets Personal: ‘As A Pioneer, You Have To Break A Lot More Barriers And A Lot More Glass Ceilings’

13 Mins Read Sandhya Sriram is co-founder and CEO at Shiok Meats, a Singapore-headquartered cultivated meat and seafood company founded in 2018 that has raised over $30 million in funding. Below, she talks to Green Queen‘s Sonalie Figueiras about where cell-based seafood is going, her views on the future of cultivated meat, how investors should be thinking about […]

Meet The Vegan Fishmongers: The Rising Tide of Plant-Based Seafood

7 Mins Read Vegan seafood is on the rise — but what’s behind its growth, and who are the key players? And are plant-based seafood whole-cuts a reality? If you look at the myriads of lists forecasting vegan trends in 2022, plant-based seafood appears on virtually all of them. According to the Good Food Institute, alternative seafood received […]

Wicked Kitchen Stays ‘Ahead of the Curve’ With Vegan Seafood Brand Acquisition

3 Mins Read Wicked Kitchen, the leading global plant-based food brand founded by brothers Chad and Derek Sarno, broadens its reach with the strategic acquisition of Current Foods, a pioneering alt-protein seafood startup. In a fresh wave of consolidation in the plant-based industry, Wicked Kitchen has announced the all-stock acquisition of Current Foods. The startup, specializing in plant-based […]

Thai Union’s Alt Protein MD Talks Sustainable Seafood Solutions, Cultivated Meat And The Future Of Plant-Based

8 Mins Read Global seafood company Thai Union has made alternative proteins a key part of its future business strategy. Not only has the company launched multiple lines of plant-based seafood alternatives including vegan tuna under its flagship John West brand and OMG Meat, an Asian range featuring crab meat, shrimp dumplings, and fish nuggets, the Thai giant […]

Steakholder Foods and Umami Meats Debut World’s First 3D-Printed Cultivated Grouper Fish

3 Mins Read In a global first, Israel’s Steakholder Fodos and Singapore’s Umami Meats showcase a 3-D printed grouper fish created using cellular agriculture. Steakholder Foods, a Nasdaq-listed company and a leader in the cultivated meat industry based in Israel, has successfully printed the world’s first ready-to-cook cultivated grouper fish product. The firm achieved this breakthrough by customizing […]

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 […]

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 […]