Saturday, April 09, 2016

Yum! Fake Shrimp

we eat a lot of fish here, and sometimes we eat shrimp. Fresh from the sea: actually usually a day old and scrawny since the cook buys it at the Palenke and the good shrimp tend to get sold for a higher price in Manila. (she could of course buy it at a supermarket, but then she would have to pay more, and couldn't pocket left over food money).

But now we have an answer: Fake shrimp.

That will be kosher. And politically correct:

Barnes told the Atlantic that the process of making the faux crustacean, out of red algae and protein powder, is like "baking a loaf of bread." New Wave won't be the first faux shrimp on the market, but because they are made of the same algae that shrimp regularly eat, these shrimp knock-offs claim to have a much closer nutritional profile that any previously produced.
Given the amount of shrimp, salmon, tuna, and other seafood that we consume per year, coupled with the rampant abuses endured by modern-day slave laborers to supply companies such as Whole Foods and Wal-Mart with shrimp , disrupting the industry with a simple substitute seems to be the most logical way to fix the problem. The company's first product will be breaded, but the creators' next project is to create a naked shrimp that can be used in lieu of shrimp cocktails, and then branch out to other seafood.

But I suspect the seaweed in it will mean it still could be a problem with those having shrimp/iodine allergies.

headsup Instapundit

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