Fish of the Future: 3D-Printed Salmon & Jackfruit Fish Fillet

A misconception exists that seafood is the more sustainable option over red meat and four-legged animals. While fish and crustaceans are wild and do not release greenhouse gases like cattle and other livestock, many fishing methods cause habitat destruction and create plastic pollution. On top of this, due to extreme overfishing, many ocean-dwelling species are now threatened or endangered. When an ecosystem loses too many … Continue reading Fish of the Future: 3D-Printed Salmon & Jackfruit Fish Fillet

Cultivated Meat: Halal or Kosher?

As you might already know, cultivated meat (also called cell-based or lab-grown meat) is produced sustainably from the extracted live cells without slaughtering the animal. Although it is not yet available on a commercial scale yet, cultured meat has similar culinary and sensory qualities to real meat. Also called lab-grown or cell-based meat, it will need to comply with certain standards and methods of production … Continue reading Cultivated Meat: Halal or Kosher?

Made from Fungi: Low-Carb, Carbon-Neutral Pasta

Michelle Ruiz, a chemical engineer from Ecuador, was faced with the challenge of modifying her mother’s diet, who was diagnosed with prediabetes. She thought of replacing wheat, which is high in carbohydrates, with mycelium (the rootlike structure of fungi) to produce high-protein, low-carb food products like pasta for diabetes at affordable prices. To commercialize the plan, Ruiz launched Hyfé Foods, a startup with $2 million … Continue reading Made from Fungi: Low-Carb, Carbon-Neutral Pasta

I Tried A Celebrity’s “Hot Girl Chocolates” – And I’m Obssesed

When a PR firm asks if you want to try chocolates that boost energy, concentration, and metabolism, you say yes. I had the opportunity to try Energy Bites from Sourse, a new functional chocolate brand co-founded by actress Sarah Hyland (best known for her role in Modern Family), and I couldn’t stop eating them. I’m picky about both the chocolate and caffeine I consume; I … Continue reading I Tried A Celebrity’s “Hot Girl Chocolates” – And I’m Obssesed

The Composter of the Future Processes Food Waste in Only 5 Hours

Composting has been a top solution for waste management for biodegradable materials that do not need to be sent to the landfill. However, the issue with this solution is that simply not enough people do it. Most of us are familiar with the natural composting process, where it typically takes a few months for food scraps and other natural products to fully decompose. Now, thanks … Continue reading The Composter of the Future Processes Food Waste in Only 5 Hours

Shake Shack Teams Up With NotCo to Offer Vegan Milkshakes

Shake Shack is hoping to bring all plant-based people to their yard with their new shake and frozen custard. They have teamed up with the NotCo, a Chilean food-tech company that produces plant-based alternatives, to offer a dairy-free version of their famous shakes (news from Food Navigator). The shake combines NotCo’s popular Not Milk product with its creamy chocolate custard that can also be purchased … Continue reading Shake Shack Teams Up With NotCo to Offer Vegan Milkshakes

Meet E-FISHient: A Promising Startup in the Cultivated Seafood Field

After rising success in the field of cultivated meat, BioMeat and the Volcani Center have collaborated to develop cultivated fish that will change the future of seafood. The two companies will work specifically on creating cultured tilapia. BioMeat Foodtech, a company specializing in investments in cultured meat and meat alternatives, has announced the formation of E-FISHient Protein, a joint venture with the Volcani Center, an … Continue reading Meet E-FISHient: A Promising Startup in the Cultivated Seafood Field

WNWN Unveils Ethical, Environmentally Friendly Alt-Chocolate, Minus the Cacao

It’s good news for chocolate lovers that have sustainability on their minds: yesterday, a London-based startup called WNWN Food Labs announced the launch of one of the world’s first alternative chocolate products. Barley and carob are the primary ingredients in the alt-chocolate. The product is vegan, caffeine-free, gluten-free, lower in sugar than comparable products. As for environmental benefits, WNWN’s chocolate releases around 80% fewer CO2 … Continue reading WNWN Unveils Ethical, Environmentally Friendly Alt-Chocolate, Minus the Cacao

Smoked Salmon To Be Made From Fresh Spirulina

IFF-DuPont, an International food conglomerate, is teaming up with Israel-based food tech start-up SimpliiGood (by Algaecore Technologies LTD) to create a plant-based smoked salmon analog made from a single ingredient: whole fresh spirulina. The spirulina will be grown in the desert under controlled, ideal conditions, as depicted above. This particular type of blue-green algae is fast-growing, contains important nutrients (like iron, B-12, and protein), and captures … Continue reading Smoked Salmon To Be Made From Fresh Spirulina