Nomad Foods partners with cultivated seafood startup BlueNalu in ‘huge moment for our oceans’
13 September 2021
The Good Food Institute Europe welcomes collaboration that will “supercharge progress towards the commercialisation of cultivated seafood, and a truly sustainable seafood industry”.
Nomad Foods, owner of major brands Birds Eye and Findus Foods and iglo, has announced a collaboration with startup BlueNalu to commercialise cultivated seafood across Europe. The news makes Nomad Foods the biggest company to have ever invested in cultivated seafood.
Carlotte Lucas, corporate engagement manager at the Good Food Institute Europe, said: “This is a huge moment for the future of our oceans. Nomad Foods is Europe’s largest frozen food company – its partnership with BlueNalu will supercharge progress towards the commercialisation of cultivated seafood, and a truly sustainable seafood industry.
“Cultivated seafood is made from a small sample of fish cells, instead of trawling oceans or building polluting fish farms – so it can deliver the foods people enjoy today, while cutting climate impacts and reducing pressure on sea life. It’s exciting to see Nomad recognising this potential.
“High production costs are among the biggest barriers to making cultivated seafood mainstream – but collaborations between startups and major food companies help to scale production, bringing down costs so that these sustainable foods become accessible to everyone. Now is the time for the rest of the industry to invest and provide consumers with the products they are asking for.”