Singapore's Shiok Meats hopes to hook diners with lab-grown shrimp

Singapore's Shiok Meats hopes to hook diners with lab-grown shrimp

Sandhya Sriram, CEO & co-founder of Shiok Meats.

Shiok Meats, a Singapore-based start-up whose name means very good in local slang, aims to become the first company in the world to bring shrimp grown in a laboratory to diners’ plates.

Demand for meat substitutes is booming, as consumer concerns about health, animal welfare and the environment grow. Plant-based meat alternatives, popularised by Beyond Meat Inc and Impossible Foods, increasingly feature on supermarket shelves and restaurant menus.

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