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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, […]

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 […]

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

7 Mins Read From biodiversity loss to more frequent natural disasters and rising global temperatures, our planet is now at an important crossroads. In the face of this global crisis, lessening our impact on the limited environmental resources we have left requires careful consideration of our consumption choices. Reducing seafood intake is one of the key ways you […]

Food Footprint: Is Eating Seafood Better for the Climate Than Meat?

5 Mins Read With the climate crisis climbing to the top of the global agenda, more people are beginning to take notice of the connection between our consumption choices and the carbon footprint it leaves behind. While some questions about the footprint of food can appear to be relatively straightforward, the reality may not always be as simple […]

Are Flexitarians Ready for Fungi-Based Seafood? Here’s What a Taste Test Found.

3 Mins Read With the first whole-cut microbial fermentation seafood coming to market, Aqua Cultured Foods is gearing up for a category disruption. And based on recent consumer feedback, success could rival that of Impossible burgers or Just Egg. Following a series of private tastings for industry members, food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods says the response to […]

New Study Finds Eating Fish Linked To Increased Melanoma Risk In Older Adults

3 Mins Read New research links higher fish consumption in older adults to an increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The findings have led to wider questions surrounding diet and its impact on melanoma. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Cancer Causes & Control. The large research project gained access […]

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 […]

Singapore’s Umami Meats Nets $2.4 Million For ‘Cultivated, Not Caught’ Seafood

3 Mins Read Singaporean cellular agriculture startup Umami Meats has closed a $2.4 million pre-seed investment round. The company specialises in “cultivated, not caught” seafood production. Funding has been earmarked for continued plant-based serum development and manufacturing cost auditing. Minimised costs and maximum outreach are top priorities, to make Umami a leading sustainable seafood supplier. Pre-seed funding was […]

Impact Food Dives Into The Surging Vegan Tuna Race With Whole-Cut Bluefin

3 Mins Read Californian startup Impact Food has announced the soft launch of its new plant-based tuna that claims to capture the taste and texture of real whole-cut tuna found in sushi and poké. The young company has used a biochemical approach to mimicking conventional raw fish. The result, according to the founders, is authentically flakey. Impact Food […]

Global Fish Populations Have Plummeted and Not One Country Is Doing Enough to Save Them, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Minderoo Foundation’s Global Fishing Index (GFI) has published data suggesting the global fish populations have been depleted to an all-time low. Surpassing previous estimates, the figures are part of the most extensive assessment of fish stocks to date and will make commercial fishing defensibility increasingly difficult, with experts urging for regulation to prevent further dwindling.  […]

Alternative Seafood Sector Raised Record $116M In First Half of 2021

4 Mins Read New data shows record-breaking funding pouring into the alternative seafood sector, amid growing concerns over the environmental and human rights impact of the seafood industry. In the first half of 2021 alone, companies developing plant-based, cell-based and fermentation-derived alternatives to seafood raised $116 million, exceeding the total figure recorded in 2020.  According to a new […]

Cell-Cultured Startup Finless Foods Makes Plant-Based Entry With Tuna Product

4 Mins Read Californian cell-cultured seafood startup Finless Foods has announced its expansion into the plant-based seafood category, debuting a new vegan tuna alternative as the “next step” in their company’s mission to protect the oceans. It comes as part of the food tech’s “brand refresh” to better reflect and communicate its impact goals with consumers.  Finless Foods […]

Breaking: Green Monday Food Tech OmniFoods Debuts OmniSeafood Plant-Based Fish Range With Fillet, Tuna, Crab Cakes & Salmon

6 Mins Read Just over a year after launching its groundbreaking vegan “spam” analogue OmniPork Luncheon, Green Monday is expanding its OmniFoods range with a brand new line of plant-based seafood alternatives. Announced today (June 8) on World Oceans Day during an invite-only global media press conference, the new OmniSeafood range marks the Hong Kong-based food tech’s first […]