Google’s not exactly known as a company that likes to be left behind when it comes to either technology or planet-changing initiatives aimed at improving life for people around the world.

In that vein, the search giant is entertaining a bold step: considering replacing the shrimped served in its famously high-end cafeteria with a type of specially-engineered red algae designed to look and, crucially, taste the same as regular shrimp - but without any of the environmental downside that accompany it.