A European plant-based food tech startup, is ready to start stocking grocery store shelves with sustainable “seafood”, 3D-printed salmon made from plants expected to reach the market in 2023. The
“salmon” is made from pea protein - to make it allergy-friendly, algae extract and plant oils to mimic the taste and texture of real fish without the environmental impact.
Also called ‘additive manufacturing,’ 3D printing is the process of making three-dimensional objects from a digital file by laying down layers of material on top of each other.
The process produces up to 86% less emissions than conventional salmon and uses 95% less freshwater.
The seafood is packaged in a recyclable paper outer packaging and a recyclable plastic interior packaging. While the energy sources for the 3D printers are unknown, 3D printers don’t require a lot of electricity to operate.
The company’s goal is to produce vegan seafood to lessen human impact on the oceans and avoid consumption of seafood containing toxins and heavy metals, such as mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). (source: eco watch.com)
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