CHICAGO, Ill. and LAS VEGAS, Nev. – December 20, 2021 – Food tech startup Aqua Cultured Foods announced today its CEO Anne Palermo will speak at CES in Las Vegas, January 5-8, 2022 on “The Future of Meat,” joining fellow executives and founders Bruce Friedrich (founder and CEO, The Good Food Institute), Josh Tetrick (co-founder and CEO, Eat Just), and Thomas Jonas (co-founder and CEO, The Fynder Group/Nature’s Fynd).
The session takes place Thursday January 6 at the Venetian Expo during the first-ever CES Food Tech Conference and exhibit. This event, hosted by The Spoon, will examine how the world of food and cooking is being reinvented through innovation and technology. It will bring together leaders across the world of food, culinary, and technology industries for a half-day of insights and networking.
“I couldn’t be more excited to have leaders from the future food revolution on stage at CES,” said Michael Wolf, founder at The Spoon. “Our food system will be reinvented over the next decade as we leverage cutting edge innovation across a number of technology and science disciplines. By bringing this important conversation to the world’s biggest technology conference, I’m hoping we can accelerate change even further in what is an already a hugely dynamic and fast growing market.”
“Whether plant-based, cultured, or fermentation-derived, we need new ways to reduce the environmental impact of producing and delivering protein to our growing population,” said Palermo. “This conversation about the future of meat is not only critical to the food tech industry, it’s critical to the planet, and to our ability to ensure a sustainable future.”
In 2019, Impossible Foods made headlines when it debuted its revamped Impossible Burger at CES. The CES Food Tech Conference will explore the state-of-the-art advancements leading the transformation of agriculture, ingredient innovation, vertical farming, sustainability, nutrition and more.
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Aqua uses novel fermentation technology to ‘grow’ protein, and is developing the world’s first whole-muscle cut, sushi-quality filets, as well as shrimp, scallops, and calamari alternatives, with a realistic taste and texture.
Aqua’s fermentation methods do not use any animal inputs, genetic altering or modification and can be marketed as non-GMO. Per serving, products will contain 18-20 grams of protein, 10-12 grams of fiber and no sodium, saturated fat or cholesterol, and Omega-3s. These nutritional values are similar to cod, which contains 18 grams of protein, .7 grams of fat, nearly 43 mg cholesterol, 54 mg of sodium, and no fiber.
Aqua is currently scaling production and building infrastructure to release commercial products with strategic partners in 2022.
About Aqua Cultured Foods
Aqua Cultured Foods is an innovative food technology startup developing the world’s first whole-muscle cut seafood alternatives created through microbial fermentation. Its novel technology produces a sustainable, complete protein source using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional aquaculture. As an R&D company with a focus on product commercialization, Aqua Cultured Foods occupies a unique position in the burgeoning alt-seafood market as well as within the fermentation industry. The company’s mission is to mitigate global challenges such as overfishing, climate change and feeding the world’s expanding population with delicious, nutrient-rich foods For more information visit https://www.aquaculturedfoods.com.