Fish from a lab
A company in San Francisco, US, makes salmon meat. The meat grows in a lab.
The meat looks and tastes like real salmon. It is a similar color, too. It is not possible to buy it in a shop now. The company is not very big yet. It still seems that it will be possible in the future.
Salmon is the most popular fish in the world. Sadly, the number of wild fish in the oceans is going down quickly. Salmon farms are in trouble because sea water is getting warmer.
Another problem is that water in oceans is not clean. There are dangerous metals and microplastics in the water. They get in the fish meat. Then, people eat it.
Salmon meat from the lab is clean. Also, it is as healthy as real salmon.
Salmon is the most eaten fish in the world, and the number of salmon in oceans is going down very quickly. At the same time, salmon farms are having troubles because sea water is getting warmer.
A company in San Francisco, US, came up with an interesting idea. It makes salmon in a lab where it grows in special tanks. Experts use real salmon cells which grow and they look like real meat. The color and texture are very similar and it tastes good, too.
This salmon does not have anything that most fish have nowadays. Since oceans water is dirty, fish have many dangerous things, for example microplastics and mercury.
A San Francisco-based cellular agriculture startup company has revealed the latest prototype of its cell-based salmon.
The fish is made with real salmon cells that are grown in a brewery-like system in stainless steel tanks. A scaffold made from plant-based ingredients help the cells organize into a recognizable fish fillet shape. The company says that it aims to protect wild salmon and the oceans and help solve global food insecurity.
Salmon is the second most consumed seafood after shrimp, and it´s the most consumed finfish. While demand for seafood is at an all-time high, wild fish continue to plummet, and salmon farms face warming coastal waters due to climate change. Fish are declining and there´s been a lot of movement toward alternative proteins. The lab-grown salmon will provide the same nutritional benefits as wild-caught fish without contaminants such as mercury, microplastics or antibiotics.