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WSO and GFI Announce Joint Certification Program Providing a “Gold Standard” for Plant-Based Seafood

The World Sustainability Organization (WSO) and The Good Food Institute (GFI) Sustainable Seafood Initiative announced a joint certification program to provide a Golden Standard for plant-based seafood producers, with the GFI stating, “This program is a pivotal opportunity for the nascent plant-based seafood industry to expand its visibility and impact.” As announced at GFI India’s Smart Protein Summit, The Friend of the Sea Golden Standard is set to help alt seafood companies certify their products according to sustainable certification criteria of the WSO’s Friend of the Earth agriculture standards.   To obtain the certification, companies must meet the following requirements: A well organised environmental management procedure. A system to protect the ecosystem, with implementation of areas dedicated to the conservation of wild flora and fauna. …