FeedKind is an aquaculture feed produced via natural fermentation processes by Calysta and offering a more sustainable alternative to fish-based feed.

Calysta’s natural microorganisms produce FeedKind protein via fermentation as an alternative aquaculture feed. The product has a high nutrient density, with 71% crude protein and 9% crude fat, outperforming other protein ingredients in animal trials for growth rates. It has also been shown to use 77% to 98% less water than alternative ingredients, including soy and wheat proteins, and requires no agricultural land to produce. The company estimates that if one commercial scale FeedKind protein plant replaced soy products for fish feed, it could free up enough land to feed 250,000 people.

This solution was featured in Alternative Aquaculture market of the 2018 Global Opportunity Report, and was selected based on the criteria of that report. 

Why you should care

Calysta’s FeedKind® protein is a family of natural, sustainable, and traceable feed ingredients for fish, livestock and pets that is being developed to help meet the growing global demand for protein. Produced via a natural fermentation, it is non-GMO, price competitive with existing sources of protein and produced to the highest quality standards.

How the Global Goals are addressed

Zero Hunger

FeedKind uses just a fraction of the land per gram of protein, freeing up more space for growing other produce to feed an expanding global population.

Responsible Consumption and Production

The UN Food and Agricultural Organization estimates that aquaculture will account for two-thirds of the fish we eat in 2030. It is vital we produce this sustainably.

Life Below Water

Around one-third of the global fish harvest is used to make fish feed and fish oil. Alternatives like FeedKind can reduce pressures on wild species and ecosystems.