CULT Food Science Corp (CSE: CULT, OTCQB: CULTF) announced that Pearlita Foods, a company it has invested in, has successfully manufactured the world’s first prototype oyster alternative.
The prototype was farmed to look and taste like a traditional ocean oyster while being produced sustainably.
and ethical, and CULT said it believes the alternative oyster could be key to solving part of the growing global food security crisis.
“We are impressed and proud of Pearlita’s successful production of its first cultured oyster prototype. Pearlita’s commitment to making the world a better place and doing its part to increase global food security is encouraging as we share the same goals,” said Lejjy Gafour. , chief executive of CULT in a statement.
“Pearlita is taking big steps to advance the production of large-scale cultured seafood. We are energized by the positive contributions their team is making to the cellular agriculture industry,” he added.
Traditional oysters are known to cause foodborne illnesses and have almost completely disappeared due to overfishing. Pearlita’s alternative oyster consists of a proprietary mushroom and seaweed base and the company’s new flavor concoction gives the cultured oyster a pure, delicate and authentic ocean taste and texture, CULT noted.
He said Pearlita also plans to create biodegradable oyster shells that would make shucking its cultured oysters easier for consumers.
Global warming and heatwaves are currently creating a number of challenges for the food industry, and Pearlita’s innovation is key as farmed seafood could serve as a key solution to help reduce food shortages and prices. foodstuffs, CULT added.
In the future, Pearlita also plans to develop squid and scallop prototypes and will work to increase production.
CULT said that by strategically investing in Pearlita, it has increased its involvement in the future of cell-based seafood, which is aligned
with its goals to help commercialize cellular agriculture in the global food supply chain.
CULT Food Science is an innovative investment platform focused exclusively on cellular agriculture that advances the development of new technologies to provide a sustainable, environmental and ethical solution to the global factory farming crisis.
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