Overfishing is a major global problem and looks like it’s Cellular Agriculture to the rescue again! Combined with the issues of heavy metals, accumulation of toxins in fish higher up the food chain and the high price of fish like tuna it’s a space with great opportunities. The latest company to reveal itself in the seafood space is Blue Nalu, founded by Lou Cooperhouse, Chris Somogyl and Chris Dammann. As Lou Cooperhouse says “you could argue that seafood is an even more compelling place to start than beef if you’re interested in cellular agriculture,”
Strategically Blue Nalu are looking to partner with foodservice and retail companies to bring products to market. An interesting strategy and different to people like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods who’ve built their own retail brands. It certainly saves the major costs of building your own consumer brand and makes a lot of sense.
They’re a little cagey on what they’re working and the article quotes that it includes “finned fish, crustaceans, and molluscs”. Not giving away too much there!
As I’ve said before, there’s never been a more exciting time to be in the Food Industry!