San Leandro-based New Wave Foods has set out to replace the wildly unsustainable shrimp industry with plant-based imitation shrimp. 

Pound for pound, shrimp has a carbon footprint 10 times that of beef, and for every pound of shrimp fished out of the ocean, 10 to 15 pounds of other sea animals are caught and wasted. Farmed shrimp also has a huge environmental toll.