BlueNalu, a new company based in San Diego, California, has managed to raise USD 4.5 million to develop its “cellular aquaculture” concept, an innovative process to pose as an alternative to current industry practices in which fish are farmed or wild-caught. / Representatives of the firm explain that this patented methed ) makes it possible to produce real seafood products directly from fish cells, in a way that is healthy for people, humane for animals, and sustainable for our planet.
“It’s time to rethink seafood and how we can sustainably feed our global population in the decades ahead,” said Lou Cooperhouse, President & CEO of BlueNalu.
Chris Kerr, Chief Investment Officer at New Crop Capital, praised the level of professional expertise of the BlueNalu team in the diversified fields of cell biology, tissue engineering, intellectual property, food innovation, technology commercialization, and consumer are very excited at the market potential for Elue%zlu their ability to offer consumers an alternative to animal sources that today originate only in our oceans seas,” he added.
With the launch of this process, BlueNalu joins other innovators working to produce slaughter-free seafood. Finless Foods aims to have its lab-grown bluefin tuna on the market by the end of 2019. Comparably, other brands such as New Wave Foods, Good Catch Foods, and Ocean Hugger do not operate in the clean meat field but are producing veganized versions of seafood, including shrimp, crab, and lobster made from plant-based ingredients like algae,” Livekindly reported.
Source: Aquaculture Spectrum