Let me boil it down quickly: If surimi seafood has to carry the less-than-flattering word "imitation" on its label, why then doesn't plant-based seafood have to do the same?

There is no denying that seafood alternatives made from plants are emerging as a new consumer option. Those who prefer not to eat fish but still enjoy the flavor of seafood have the ability to do so through these new plant-based products. And that's a good thing.

But the facts are the facts,.