Cell-based meat could replicate and replace shrimp, lobster and crab

April 11, 2019 by  
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Companies around the world have been working on alternatives to replace meat products, and a new cell-based meat promises to be a viable substitute for seafood. Following in the footsteps of Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat, Shiok Meats is looking to replace a host of seafood options with cleaner, more sustainable alternatives. The company’s founders, Ka Yi Ling and Sandhya Sriram, are using their background as stem cell scientists to create the next generation of clean meats . The co-founders are currently in the research phase of their project and hope to use cell-based meat to replicate shrimp, lobster and crab. Related: How meatless shrimp could solve seafood’s sustainability problem According to CleanTechnica , Shiok Meats is still a few years away from releasing a product, which it hopes will be available to a large market. Although the company is targeting seafood , its goal is not to replicate the look and feel of the meat. Instead, Ling and Sriram want to get the flavors right and hope to release something along the lines of a dumpling filling. “Definitely we can’t make seafood look like seafood that you catch from the ocean,” Sriram shared. “We can’t make the fish as a whole.” With its research well underway, Shiok Meats has secured funding from multiple sources. This includes firms like Boom Capital, AIIM Partners and Ryan Bethencourt. If the company is successful in producing cell-based seafood, Shiok Meats hopes to release its product around the world, starting in Asia. Shiok Meats is concentrating efforts on producing a shrimp alternative first, as this is more affordable and an easier meat to work with. If all goes well, then it will look into replicating other crustaceans. The company estimates that it can replace shrimp for around $5,000 per kilogram. Although this might seem like a hefty price, it is actually much more cost-effective than some of the beef alternatives currently on the market. For those interested in cell-based seafood, Shiok Meats plans to release its product in stores over the next three to five years, starting first in Singapore before expanding to other markets in Asia. + Shiok Meats Via CleanTechnica Images via Vedat Zorluer

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A 1992 International School Bus gets a second life as an adventure-mobile

April 11, 2019 by  
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Remodeling an old bus into a new tiny home on wheels is never an easy feat, but most times, the results are breathtaking. Such is the case with Mande and Ben Tucker’s renovation of a 1992 school bus. Renamed Fern the Bus (in honor of the main character in Charlotte’s Web), the couple renovated the 24-foot-long  skoolie themselves, creating a customized, light-filled adventure-mobile. According to the couple, the 1992 International School Bus was in great condition when they purchased it, making the DIY renovation project in front of them just a little bit easier. Their first step was to strip the exterior of all of its original elements and repaint it in a fun sea foam green. Related:A couple converts an old prison bus into a criminally beautiful tiny home The bus is just 24 feet long and 7 feet wide, which meant the couple needed to custom design and build most of the furniture. After gutting the interior seats, rubber mat flooring and the bulky heating and AC units, they got to work crafting their future living space . Mande and Ben worked on the bus conversion for about a year. The result is a beautiful tiny home, well-lit with ample natural light. Throughout the living space, the couple used both natural cedar panels and white-painted pine on the walls, giving the interior a modern cabin feel. Acacia wood floors run the length of the home. The living room is marked by two large built-in sofas with cushions that Mande hand-sewed and stuffed with the foam from the old seats. At the end of the bus is the sleeping space, which fits a full XL mattress. In between the living room and the bedroom is a compact kitchen that houses all of the basics: an under-the-counter refrigerator, an oven with a stovetop and butcher block countertops with live-edge lumber accents. Plenty of shelving and storage keeps the interior spaces clutter-free. Next to the kitchen, a mirrored closet conceals a marine portable toilet. As for the family’s energy and water needs, a 25-gallon water tank of freshwater supplies water for the faucet and outdoor shower. The bus is also equipped with a 25-gallon gray water system . A propane tank provides heat for the oven and stove as well as the tankless water heater. Another great feature of Fern the Bus is her outdoor space. The couple outfitted her rooftop with a wonderful cedar deck, which is used for hauling sporting equipment, such as paddleboards. Additionally, the space is used as an open-air lounge, with enough space to have elevated picnics or do some stargazing. As an extra bonus, four posts are perfect to hang the couple’s hammocks, making it a prime spot for nap time. + Fern the Bus Via Dwell Photography by Mande Tucker

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Awesome Steampunk Solar Lamp Made From Scrap Parts

October 22, 2010 by  
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Photos via WWWorks Etsy sellers come up with the best stuff! This solar powered lamp is crafted our of used parts from a solar lawn lamp and looks way better than anything you could pick up in the garden section of a bigbox store. Though, carefully crafted art does come with a hefty price tag. ..

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Week in Pictures: Military Jets Planting Trees, Global Drought Rising and More (Slideshow)

October 22, 2010 by  
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A new report from the National Center for Atmospheric Research starkly lays out how droughts may spread throughout many of the world’s most densely populated places by the end of the 21st century.

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Spanish Culinary Traditions Threaten a Favorite Fish

October 22, 2010 by  
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Boquerones fritos. Photo: Javier Lastra / Creative Commons . While returning to more traditional ways of eating is often heralded as a greener, healthier step in our super-sized, fast-food-ized culture, some long-held culinary traditions in fact pose a threat to iconic species

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Paper Feet Sandals are Simple but are they Sustainable?

May 13, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Good Going barefoot—or somewhat close to barefoot —is the latest trend. These new nearly-barefoot shoes, however, often carry a hefty price tag.

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Unwrap the Inhabitat 2009 Green Holiday Gift Guide

December 2, 2009 by  
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If you want to green your gift giving this year but are worried that eco-friendly gifts come with a hefty price tag, you’ll want to check out all of the surprisingly affordable sustainable gift ideas in the Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide ! The guide is chock full of smart gifts under $50 and even under $20 for you to choose from, and many of the choices will help the recipien…

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Would Coke Be Better Naked?

December 2, 2009 by  
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The Naked Coke Can We often overlook, in the smog of pride from collecting waste for recycling, that the principles of sustainability start with minimization.

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