GWYNN'S ISLAND, VA. (August 28nd, 2023) – The Plant Based Seafood Co., creators of the award-winning plant based seafood brand, Mind Blown, and ICL Group Ltd., developers of new and sustainable technologies for farmers and manufacturers, have signed an agreement to create and explore new replication technologies for plant based seafood alternatives. This collaboration consists of a team of food-based developers and leading professionals, such as product entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers with extensive experience in the plant based alternative space. The elite team will focus on new discoveries and breakthroughs that plan to have a huge global impact. The two companies share a mission to create actionable solutions for humanity's challenges in the global food industry and to restore the earth's oceans back to abundance.
"We are very excited to partner with ICL, a giant in the research and development arena” said Monica Talbert, CEO and Co-Founder of Mind Blown™, “ICL being a company with over 770 granted patents and twenty-five R&D facilities around the world, we look forward to combining our technology, knowledge, creativity, and expertise to create and accelerate new, more nutritional products to market, as well as continue to positively impact our oceans.” In 2001, Talbert co-founded and operated The Van Cleve Seafood Company, gaining industry knowledge and experience. In 2020 Talbert saw the need for delicious and healthy plant-based seafood alternatives and created the new food company and brand, Mind Blown.
As pioneers in the plant-based seafood space Mind Blown™ now replicates those consumer favorite seafood products using plant based ingredients from their InnovATE Kitchen located on an island in the Chesapeake Bay. The entire line has scooped up many prestigious industry awards, has been featured in national publications and news, attracted world-renowned celebrity Top Chef investors, and fooled many of the island’s watermen. Mind Blown™ Coconut Shrimp, Maryland-Style Crab Cakes, Dusted Scallops, Shelf-Stable Sea Scallops, and Dusted Jumbo Shrimp are all soy-free and all but one is gluten-free.
“ICL stands as an undeniable powerhouse, and this partnership magnifies their unwavering commitment to pioneering sustainability and innovation, propelling the creation of enduring solutions that resonate across the vast landscapes of food, agriculture, and industrial domains” Talbert added.
About Mind Blown by The Plant Based Seafood Co.
Mind Blown is an all-female, family-owned company leveraging more than 20 years of experience in creating award-winning seafood products. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, the team of innovative creators now make delicious seafood delicacies made from plants. The Mind Blown lineup currently includes Dusted Shrimp, Dusted Scallops, Coconut Shrimp, and Crab Cakes. Mind Blown products have been awarded the Most Disruptive Product of 2020 at Prepared Foods’ Spirit of Innovation awards, the Best Plant-Based Seafood Product of the Year at the 2022 World Plant-Based Awards, and their Dusted Scallops won Best New Frozen Product at the New Hope Network 2022 Expo West NEXTY Awards, and Top 300 Impact Companies in the World by Real Leaders.
About ICL Group Ltd.
ICL Group is a leading global specialty minerals company, which creates impactful solutions for humanity's sustainability challenges in the food, agriculture and industrial markets. ICL leverages its unique bromine, potash and phosphate resources, its global professional workforce, and its sustainability focused R&D and technological innovation capabilities, to drive the company’s growth across its end markets. ICL shares are dual listed on the New York Stock Exchange and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (NYSE and TASE: ICL). The company employs more than 12,500 people worldwide, and its 2022 revenues totaled approximately $10 billion.
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