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From 3D printing to ingredient development: Icelandic innovators taking waste out of the blue economy

From 3D printing to ingredient development: Icelandic innovators taking waste out of the blue economy

Written by David

May 22, 2019

Related tags: Iceland, 3d printing, Seafood Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface – but currently only 4% of the food we consume comes from the sea. The growing global population and finite land-based resources could mean we turn increasingly to aquatic sources in the future. But in a world where fish stocks and the marine environment are already under pressure from human activity, simply increasing our catch or raising fishing quotas would end in ecological disaster. So what is the solution to develop a sustainable blue bio-economy? According to Hordur Kristinsson, chief science and innovation officer at Matis, a government owned food and biotech research institute, the answer is to put sustainability at the heart of development – something he claims the Icelandic seafood sector now does. “In Iceland the blue bio-economy is our focus, this is our livelihood. Sustainability is at the core of things now at […]

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