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Fairs & Events

Cultivated Fish, Meat, & Poultry, All Animal-Free

Cultivated meat is the next big thing in the food industry – and the highlight of this year’s Anuga trade fair, which hosted ProVeg’s New Food Conference. Food-tech pioneers provided insights into the evolving cultured food sector, which will soon be producing meat, poultry, fish, milk, and eggs without the need for animals. In the future, it’s possible that nine billion people will be able to enjoy steaks, fish, and …

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Fish Peas

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Products & Launches

Leading Fish Company Karavela Launches ‘Fish Peas’ Range of Plant-Based Canned Seafood

Karavela, one of Europe’s largest producers of canned fish, has presented a plant-based canned seafood product range under a new brand; Fish Peas. Developed from the highly sustainable yellow pea, the new range has been unveiled at the ongoing Anuga global trade fair.  “With the launch of our vegan products, we plan to become trendsetters in the plant-based fish product market” The Fish Peas plant-based range will come in three …

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No Catch Co founders Ed & Kevin

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Gastronomy & Food Service

Vegan Activist Earthling Ed Opens Vegan Fish & Chip Shop Chain, Aims to Disrupt UK’s Fish & Chip Shop Industry

Much-loved UK activist and public speaker Ed Winters, AKA Earthling Ed, has announced on his social channels that he and his business partner Kevyn Bourke are opening a chain of vegan fish & chip shops around the UK, called The No Catch Co, with the first opening in Brighton this Saturday 9th October. “Our mission is to take on the fish and chip shop industry. Because it’s time to stop …

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Interviews

Bluu Biosciences: “Cultured Fish is the Alternative to Overfishing Our Oceans”

According to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, 90% of the global fish population is fully fished, overfished, or in crisis. Yet, fish is an important staple in the world’s food supply. At the New Food Conference, which takes place on 10-11 October in Cologne, Dr Sebastian Rakers, CEO and Co-founder of Bluu Biosciences, will talk about how cultured seafood will be able to bridge this gap. Here, he gives …

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Cultivated Fish Burger from Avant

Cultivated Fish Burger from © Avant

Cultivated, Cell-Cultured & Biotechnology

New Production Facility in Singapore for Cell-Cultured Fish Pioneer Avant

After being named as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers” recently, Hong Kong’s cell-cultured fish pioneer Avant has announced the opening of a new production facility in Singapore. Joining forces with A*STAR’s Bioprocessing Technology Institute, a Joint Research Laboratory for Cultivated Fish Bioprocessing in Biopolis, Singapore will be established. The research collaboration will advance the scale-up of Avant’s proprietary process to enable cost-effective, food-grade production of cell-cultured fish. …

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Products & Launches

GoodMills Innovation Raises the Sensory Qualities of Alt Meat & Fish to a “New Level” With VITATEX Texturates

Germany’s GoodMills Innovation, part of the GoodMills Group, Europe’s leading milling corporation, introduces VITATEX texturates based on wheat, soy and peas, for fish and meat substitute products. The company states that the texturates are perfect for alt seafood products such as plant-based tuna, fish fingers, pan- or deep-fried fish, and are optimally suited for the frozen food sector. “Whether it’s fish & chips, fish fingers or fishcakes, all of these …

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Food & Beverage

The Smart Protein Project: Developing the Next Generation of Plant-Based Fish

Since the Smart Protein project is aimed at developing sustainable future foods, it makes sense that we should be exploring plant-based fish – especially given the highly unsustainable nature of the global fishing industry. In preparing this article, we consulted with several Smart Protein partners, including the Good Food Institute, ProVeg International, the applied-research organisation Fraunhofer, and the seafood companies Soguima and Thai Union. As the plant-based market continues to …

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Investments & Finance

Sweden’s Hooked Catches a Fresh €3.8 Million For Plant-Based Fish

Hooked Foods announces a raise of €3.8 million euros from investors including Swedish popstar Danny Saucedo. The young brand launched its vegan tuna product, Toonish, into Swedish retail earlier this month, claiming it to be the first 100% plant-based tuna to hit the shelves in Sweden. Founded in 2019 and a graduate of the ProVeg Incubator, Hooked Foods is on a mission to counteract overfishing and the associated sustainability issues …

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Market & Trends

Plant-Based is “Tricking the Public” According to Brazilian Fish Boss, As Big Seafood Hits Panic Button

Big players in the conventional seafood industry are sounding increasingly worried by the inexorable rise of plant-based seafood alternatives, with one executive recently stating: “Who wants to eat tomatoes should eat tomatoes, who wants to eat tofu should eat tofu, who wants to eat soy should eat soy?” Eduardo Lobo, president of Brazilian seafood processors association ABIPESCA and a partner in Prime Seafood, continued, as quoted by Intra Fish: “You …

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Aryé Elfenbein Wildtype

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Interviews

Wildtype: “Pioneering Cellular Agriculture to Grow Delicious Cuts of Sushi-Grade Salmon Outside of the Fish”

With recent reports showing that 78% of consumers are keen to try alt seafood, along with documentaries such as Seaspiracy making a real impact on global consciousness, alt seafood producers such as Wildtype, creators of cell-based salmon, are set for exponential growth as consumers look for more sustainable seafood options. After recently being announced as semifinalists in the next XPRIZE Foundation Challenge – Feed the Next Billion, Wildtype is one …

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Chicken breast Umiami

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Manufacturing & Technology

Umiami Raises €2.3M For Proprietary Technology That Produces “Thick and Fibrous pieces” of Meat & Fish

Umiami, a French startup specializing in the production of plant-based meat and fish, today announces it has secured 1.5 million euros to finance its pilot production unit in France. According to the company, the manufacturing process developed by Umiami offers a novel alternative to the extrusion technique used by almost all plant-based meat producers today. “Until now, there was no technology available to create thick and fibrous pieces of meat” …

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Atlantic Natural Foods Loma Linda Tuna

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Sustainability / Environment

Loma Linda Pledges to Save a Million Fish by 2023

Global plant-based food brand Loma Linda has launched a commitment to save 1 million fish from the world’s oceans by 2023 as it urges people to reduce tuna in their diets and go plant-based instead. Each year the global effect of tuna fishing takes the lives of millions of fish in our oceans, a plight which was most recently brought to public attention by Netflix’s recent Seaspiracy documentary. The average …

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DSM Gilbert Verschelling

Gilbert Verschelling ©DSM

Interviews

DSM: “The Market for Plant-Based Fish and Seafood Products is Likely to Develop Rapidly in the Coming Years”

Dutch nutrition specialist DSM offers a broad range of ingredient solutions for meat and dairy alternatives, which is constantly being expanded to serve the latest trends in the market. The company recently launched an innovative new range of products to enable food manufacturers to ensure authentic taste and texture for producers of fish alternatives. We spoke with Gilbert Verschelling, the Director Business Development & Innovation at DSM, who told us …

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