May 31, 2023

Startups serve “world’s first” lab-grown fish filets

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A pair of food tech startups have teamed up to create what they say are the world’s first lab-grown fish filets — and they used a 3D printer to serve them.

The challenge: Demand for seafood is expected to nearly double by 2050 due to a growing population and increasing incomes, but overfishing, climate change, ocean pollution, and other factors pressure the seafood industry’s ability to satisfy the world’s hunger for fish.

Even if industry can source all the seafood we need from the ocean and fish farms, current fishing practices can harm the environment, via greenhouse gasses and marine ecosystem destruction, problems only likely to increase as the industry grows.

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