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11.17.2022: Pearlita Holds First West Coast Tasting of Plant-Based Oysters in Berkeley, CA
Berkeley, CA - November 08, 2022. Alt-seafood startup Pearlita announces the company recently held its first tasting of plant-based oysters. Taking place on Nov. 8 in the Bay Area, the tasting was part of a fundraising effort for Pearlita, which plans to launch its first alternative oyster into restaurants and retail in 2023.
Americans love their oysters, but satisfying the coastal cities comes at a high price for the oceans’ delicate ecosystems. Currently, Americans eat approximately 2 billion oysters every year, and although plant-based diets continue to increase in popularity, danger to the depleted oyster reefs is urgent.
Cell-cultured seafood startup Pearlita has developed the first plant-based oyster prototype to save the oceans from overfishing.
The first images of the Pearlita Foods alternative oyster prototype has been released. The team is currently working on scaling up production to bring their alternative oysters to tastings.
A Danish-born entrepreneur is developing what she claims are the world’s first cell-based oysters to allow more people to experience the delicacy’s unique taste and health benefits.
04.11.2022: CULT Food Science Invests in Cell-Based Oyster Company Pearlita Foods
CULT Food Science is an innovative investment platform with an exclusive focus on cellular agriculture that is advancing the development of novel technologies to provide a sustainable, environmental, and ethical solution to the global factory farming and aquaculture crises, is pleased to announce that it has made an investment in Pearlita Foods.
01.18.2022: The Future of Seafood starts in North Carolina - Pearlita Foods is bringing Oysters from bioreactor to table
The co-founders, Nikita Michelsen, CEO, and marine biologist Joey Peters, PhD. cand., Head of Science, are headed to Raleigh to build the future of seafood at Pearlita Foods, starting with Oysters.
01.18.2022: North Carolina’s Pearlita Foods Wants to Create Cell-Cultured Oysters
While much of the world’s sea life is under duress to climate change and acidification, oysters have it particularly bad because of where they live. Because oysters live in coastal reefs, bays, and estuaries, acidification and other problems related to global warming are extremely difficult to solve for due to a highly varied and complicated environment.