YES, ALGAE IS GREEN AND SLIMY- BUT IT COULD ALSO BE THE FUTURE OF FOOD

“The next time someone asks where you get your protein, the answer could be the green stuff.

While vegans and vegetarians steer clear of fish and shellfish, there’s another kind of seafood we need to talk about – and it could be the solution to a lot of problems.

Algae, that green, slimy stuff you probably cringe at when you see it in a body of water, is being looked at by nutritionists and entrepreneurs in the food space as a potential godsend that’s been more or less untapped until lately.”

 

TRITON AIMS FOR A HOT COMMODITY WITH ITS 'COOL' FOOD

By Elise Reuter Apr 17, 2019

“With the rise of the Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat tacos, and other plant-based products, one San Diego startup is looking to take a bite of a growing market.

Triton Algae Innovations, a spinout from UC San Diego research, recently secured approval to begin selling its algae-based protein product. An independent source designated its product as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), enough proof for Triton to begin selling, but in March, the company also secured a letter that the FDA had “no questions” about its GRAS designation, an important stamp of approval as it seeks partners for its algae-based protein…”

 

YOUR MEAT WILL SOON COME FROM ALGAE (AND IT WILL BE DELICIOUS)

Amy Percival March 25, 2019

“…Currently, most innovation focuses on algae as an ingredient in other products, however, there are developments in creating algae-based molecules that behave and taste comparable to meat.

San Diego-based company Triton Algae Innovations is one company making such developments, although they aren’t aiming to make algae steaks just yet. Co-founder and scientist Miller Tran told Forbes “our angle is that we want to be an ingredient provider.

He elaborated that their aim is to “boost existing foods with proteins and nutrients that might not be available or as abundant in other sources.

WOULD YOU EAT ALGAE PASTA?

By BRADLEY J. FIKES MARCH 12, 2019

"San Diego’s Triton Algae Innovations says the Food and Drug Administration has accepted its edible algae as safe to eat. The FDA’s designation clears the way for the startup to sell its algae as a food ingredient.

The FDA says it has “no questions” that Triton’s algae falls under Generally Recognized As Safe, or GRAS status, the company said last week…”

TRITON INGREDIENT GETS FDA "NO QUESTIONS" LETTER

March 11, 2019

“Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company focused on new food and nutritional products derived from a highly nutritious algae, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has no questions” that Triton’s algae ingredient Chlamydomonas reinhardtii (C. reinhardtii) is GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) for its intended uses in food. FDA reached this finding following a lengthy and rigorous evaluation of toxicological safety studies and characterization data.

“Our focus remains on bringing safe and healthy new products to consumers who are increasingly interested in the nutritional content and sustainability of the foods they eat,” said Xun Wang, President and CEO of Triton. “We are excited to have this acknowledgement from the FDA regarding the GRAS status of our algae as a food ingredient, and about the multiple potential commercial pathways for it as a source of healthy plant-based protein in foods….”

ALGAE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DISRUPT THE PLANT BASED FOOD MARKET

Nov 30, 2018

“Triton is a company poised for disruption. The San Diego-based start-up, Triton Algae Innovations, is hitting all the right notes—plant-based, sustainable, synthetic biology—serving up what co-founder and scientist Miller Tran calls an “untapped well of proteins” that offers more than what’s currently available on the plant-based market.

Even though algae has long been proposed for things like palm oil replacements and biofuel, there are numerous strains of the green stuff that haven’t really been explored for their potential as food proteins…”

TRITON ALGAE INNOVATIONS HONORED WITH 2018 SUSTAINABILITY AWARD

(13-Nov-2018 San Diego, CA) – Triton Algae Innovations, a San Diego-based startup company which is introducing a healthy, nutritious green algae into the food market, was recently honored with the 2018 Sustainable Seafood award, as part of the 10th annual BlueTech summit conference hosted by The Maritime Alliance (TMA). The TMA award was presented jointly to Triton and the InterContinental Hotel, to honor their collaborative efforts to promote sustainable algae for food. InterContinental executive chef Paul McCabe worked with Triton to create a full algae-based lunch menu for conference attendees.