SK Chairman shows interest in cell-grown salmon technology
SK Group chairman Chey Tae-won recently posted photos and videos of San Francisco-based food-tech startup Wildtype making sushi, rolls, and salads with cell-cultivated salmon.
On his Instagram account, Chey said he visited Wildtype during a business trip to the U.S.
According to Chey, Wildtype's technology can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fishing, fish farming, and transportation, as well as protect the threatened marine ecosystem.
Chey has shown a consistent interest in alternative foods, and spending a significant portion of his time in the US visiting the company and tasting the food suggests that SK may invest in the company.
As part of its ESG investment strategy, SK Inc., the investment and holding company of SK Group, is currently increasing its investments in alternative food companies with core technology.