Our Salmon

How do you make Wildtype salmon?

We make sushi-grade salmon by growing genuine salmon cells in a production system similar to a brewery. Here’s how our process works in three steps:

  1. To create our cell line, we isolated cells from juvenile Pacific salmon. We only need to do this once per species because our cell lines continue to grow as cells naturally proliferate.

  2. Next, we grow our cells in batches in large steel tanks like those found in breweries, feeding them nutrients like protein, fat, salt and other minerals.

  3. Lastly, we harvest the cells from our tanks and integrate them with a few plant-based ingredients to help us create the flavor, texture, and appearance of conventional salmon fillets.

For more on how it works, check out Cellular Agriculture Society, The Good Food Institute, and New Harvest. These orgs have great resources!

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