Ritsumeikan Students' New Shrimp Product Is More Than a Convenience Food
Students collaborated with two companies to develop a healthy ready-to-eat product made with shrimp and designed to promote conservation of fisheries resources.
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Students from Ritsumeikan University's College of Gastronomy Management (Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture) have collaborated with major supermarket chain Heiwado to develop a new shrimp product with sustainability in mind. Heiwado is based in Hikone City of Shiga Prefecture.
The new product is designed not only to be healthy, but to contribute to environmental protection and the conservation of marine resources. The students named it "Ingredient-Rich Shrimp Brown Rice Doria." Doria is a Japanese gratin-inspired rice dish.
The product is on sale at Heiwado stores in Shiga and nearby metropolitan areas of Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe. "This new product satisfies the mind, body, and environment. We hope many will try it," commented one of the students involved in the product's development.
Raising Awareness on Marine Resources
Awareness of sustainability has increased alongside implementation of the SDGs. Yet interest and concern for managing the fish, shrimp, and other marine resources that end up on our dinner tables remains low.
According to Ritsumeikan, the initiative was designed to raise awareness of sustainability initiatives in the fisheries industry and to foster consumer awareness. The project was organized by three students from the College of Gastronomy Management.
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Author: The Sankei Shimbun
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