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Will Meatless Meat Be The Future Of Food?

As public concern grows over how meat production affects our environment, a new food revolution is underway. More and more plant-based meat alternatives are entering the market, and one of them is made by New Wave Foods.

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New Wave has been working on a shrimp substitute that’s made entirely from plant and algae products. The company was founded by two scientists, Dominique Barnes and Michelle Wolf, who wanted to come up with a more sustainable alternative to shrimp farming.

Shrimp farms across Asia often destroy mangrove forests and wetland ecosystems – a high price to pay for the number one eaten seafood in the U.S. The average American consumes 4 pounds of shrimp per year – adding to a total of 1.3 billion pounds consumed annually.


New Wave’s plant-based shrimp looks a lot like the real thing, and even has the texture and taste of shrimp, with similar fat and protein content, but no cholesterol.