Global efforts to curb emissions, protect marine biodiversity, and reduce the impacts of climate change on our oceans should include investments in plant-based and cultivated seafood.
A new survey conducted by GFI and Kelton Global showed that, in addition to excellent taste and texture, messaging about alternative seafood products’ environmental, health, and functional benefits can broaden their appeal among U.S. consumers.
Sensible and carefully considered regulation of cultivated seafood will be essential to creating a sustainable, secure, and just food system.
Support from governments, academia, and nonprofits will help ensure cultivated seafood reaches its full potential to sustainably meet the global demand for seafood and restore the health of our oceans.
The World Sustainability Organization, in partnership with GFI's Sustainable Seafood Initiative, announced it will begin certifying plant-based seafood products under their Friend of the Sea certification program.
GFI has awarded a two-year grant to a research project aimed at developing a high-quality, serum-free fish cell culture media—a critical step to bring cultivated seafood to market.
U.S. sales data shows that plant-based meat sales have remained strong amid Covid-19, outperforming both its prior-year growth as well as animal-based meat's growth rates.
There's a lot of research on the cellular and molecular components needed to match conventional seafood's taste, texture, and aroma. We've put together a resource to help alternative seafood researchers and companies navigate it.
Public investment in alternative seafood has the potential to make America a leader in seafood production with vast positive impacts for the economy, workers, human health, and ocean sustainability.