“Cultivated seafood” is created from the cells of fish, rather than fished from the sea. One of the leading forces in this sector is German foodtech company, Bluu Seafood. It has announced plans to unveil the first-ever cultivated fish products to consumers in Singapore in 2023.
The seafood alternative products will include fishballs and fish fingers that are made from cultivated fish cells. The products are also enriched with plant proteins to optimise the cooking process, along with the taste and texture.
With Singapore likely to be the very first country to approve these products for general release, markets in US, UK, EU and other Asian countries will follow suit in the years to come.
Bluu Seafood combines cell and food technology to grow a variety of sustainable, tasty seafood products directly from their cells without compromising animal welfare and with a significantly smaller environmental footprint than conventional fishing.
Some food trends come and go, but cultivated fish products are here to stay. With the United Nations estimating that 90% of marine life and fish populations are fully expended or under severe threat from overfishing there is real environmental urgency to turn to cultivated fish products from 2023 onwards.
Speaking on cultivated fish being a big food trend for 2023, Bluu Seafood co-founder and CEO Dr. Sebastian Rakers said, “We predict that cultivated seafood will become a part of the consumer psyche in 2023, once the products land on plates in Singapore. We foresee our products being very much top of mind for consumers with a concern about the environment and their carbon footprint. We’re looking at the very real possibility of a future with limited access to fish and seafood because of extreme overfishing and climate change. With this in mind, at Bluu Seafood we think it is absolutely vital to continue innovating seafood alternatives to secure the future of food.”
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