Google to Replace Shrimp With Vegan Version on Campus

According to tech site Digital Trends, Google will start carrying New Wave Foods’ vegan shrimp in its campus cafes.

New Wave Foods, a San Francisco-based biotech startup founded by a materials scientist and a marine conservation expert, aims to eliminate overfishing, water pollution, and an animal death toll in the trillions by engineering seafood using plants.

The company’s mission also includes ending the tragedy of bycatch. “[F]or every pound of shrimp caught, up to 15 pounds of other animals — including endangered dolphins, turtles, and sharks — reportedly die, states the article.

A New Wave Foods press statement declares, “The result is so convincing, and so much more sustainable, Google’s chef will be replacing animal shrimp with it as soon as production can scale.

According to the article, shrimp is currently the most popular seafood in the U.S., making up more than a quarter of the nearly 4 billion pounds of fish and shellfish consumed by Americans each year.

The best thing we can do to remove our support from the cruel fishing industry is to leave fish off our plates.

Check out other delicious vegan versions of seafood, such as Gardein’s fishless filet and crabless cakes, available nationwide. Click here for sea-inspired plant-based recipes.

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