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Amy Buxton

A long-term committed ethical vegan and Green Queen's resident plant-based reporter, Amy juggles raising a family and maintaining her editorial career, while also campaigning for increased mental health awareness in the professional world. Known for her love of searing honesty, in addition to recipe developing, animal welfare and (often lacklustre) attempts at handicrafts, she’s hands-on and guided by her veganism in all aspects of life. She’s also extremely proud to be raising a next-generation vegan baby.

5 Reasons Besides Its Delicious Vegan Chicken That Will Make You Fall In Love With Atlas Monroe

4 Mins Read Atlas Monroe is a California-based startup that focuses on delivering succulent plant-based meats with comfort food flavours. Known for its vegan fried chicken, Atlas Monroe was propelled to fame, following founder Deborah Torres’ appearance on Shark Tank. From founder Torres’ iron-clad will to what many call the best friend chicken, animal or plant-based, that they’ve […]

5 UK Vegan Burger Chains That Give Fast Food a Run for Its Money

4 Mins Read There are a host of permanently vegan burger chains popping up across the U.S. Get acquainted with each, as they all have their own niche. There’s every reason to want to indulge in a quick burger. But if you’re looking to switch up the beef for something healthier, there are plenty of options to turn […]

10 A-List Celebrity Investors That Have a Stake In Vegan Protein

5 Mins Read From Natalie Portman to Drake, celebrities are investing in vegan brands, products, and services out to change the world. Property and Rolexes have been superseded as savvy investments for the rich and famous. Now, it’s all about who can invest in the most innovative future food company. From plant-based protein to cultivated meat, the alt-protein […]

The 7 Best Vegan Shark Tank Pitches

5 Mins Read These seven Shark Tank appearances proved significant for plant-based entrepreneurs and made for exciting viewing. ABC’s Shark Tank has become synonymous with cutthroat deals and investors circling for prime opportunities. As consumer demand for vegan foods increases, the panel of experienced entrepreneurs, particularly Mark Cuban, alongside a range of celebrity guest investors, have shown greater […]

What Is The Degrowth Movement And Why Should You Care?

4 Mins Read Have we consumed our way to a climate crisis? Our entire economy is based on growth indicators and well, not all growth is good. That’s the underlying message of the degrowth movement—a term used to encapsulate political, social, and economic actions designed to sustain our existence on the planet.   To some observers, the degrowth […]

10 Trends Shaping Eco Travel: Exploration Meets Ethics

5 Mins Read Following covid, travellers are shifting towards ‘planet-first’ destinations and meaningful eco travel experiences. Globally, aviation accounts for around 2.5 percent of carbon emissions and 1.9 percent of all greenhouse gas emissions, reports Booking.com in its recent seventh annual Sustainable Travel Report. This might sound small, but the lack of democratic access to international travel needs […]

Well Done: I Tried Juicy Marbles’ Revolutionary Vegan Filet Mignon Steak.

5 Mins Read In the quest for increasingly realistic meat alternatives, one particular item has remained frustratingly out of reach: the filet. We’ve conquered burgers, mince, and sausages to a large extent. Bacon is getting there, though there is still work to be done. And let’s face it, cheese is still a work in progress. But the holy […]

Love Dunkin’ Donuts? Try These 7 Vegan Donut Shops

5 Mins Read Dunkin’ Donuts is an institution. The purveyor of sweet bready treats delighted U.K. vegans earlier this year by bringing not one but three plant-based donuts to its menus. But alas, they proved to be Veganuary-tapping releases that disappeared as soon as February began. If you love all things bready, fried and covered in sprinkles, you […]

These Four Startups Are Remaking Milk To Shape The Future Of Dairy

4 Mins Read There’s no disputing the industrial dairy complex is problematic, particularly when it comes to fighting the climate crisis. Dairy farms across the world are a major contributor to the total greenhouse gas emissions over the life cycle of milk and other dairy products. We’re profiling four alternative dairy startups from around the world that are […]

5 Latinx Vegan Food Brands We are Obsessed With

4 Mins Read Vegan food is always a great alternative to the unsustainable food system, but know what’s even better? Vegan food that excites and surprises the tastebuds. Deep flavours rooted in cultural significance and topped off with some national pride? That’s what we’re talking about.  Latin America’s collection of vibrant countries turn out a plethora of memorable […]

5 Brands Making Plant-Based Seafood So Realistic You Can’t Tell It’s Vegan

3 Mins Read Seafood is a fast-growing niche of the alternative protein sector. With that is a sub-niche of unbelievably realistic plant-based whole-cut products. Made using 100 percent vegan ingredients, these substitutes for fish and seafood claim to be healthier, more sustainable and a solution to the consequences of global overfishing. The following startups are looking to remove […]

Is Fungi The Future Of Bacon? We Tasted Libre Foods’ Animal-Free Rashers To Find Out

3 Mins Read Libre Foods’ fungi-based bacon product created using fermentation (precision) technology is designed to meet the growing EU demand for pork—currently a $53 billion industry—that offers an alternative to the disadvantages of commercial pig farming. The fungi bacon was unveiled to investors and food-tech community members at Libre Haus in Barcelona last November. We put it […]

From Korean To Indian: 5 Multicultural Vegan Cookbooks We Are Obsessed With

5 Mins Read Vegan food is great. Finding new vegan recipes to try is even better. As more cuisines lend themselves to easy plant-based substitutions and reimaginings, global palates are opening up. So, step away from the ready meals and press pause on the same old favourites because we’ve found five cookbooks that will awaken your inner gastronome. […]

6 Refillable Packaging Makeup Brands We Love

5 Mins Read Makeup is an important daily routine for many people, and choosing brands that showcase sustainable options, such as refillable packaging, is an important effort for the planet, too. If companies want to retain their loyal fans and welcome new ones, embracing eco-friendly initiatives will soon become a must. We only need to look at the […]

Climate Candy Is A Thing And It’s Tackling Food Waste

4 Mins Read Is climate candy set to be the next food niche? LA-based PurePlus says yes. The startup launched its first consumer brand, Faves, in 2021 as a sustainable alternative to Starburst. Today, each packet of chews contains one serving of fruits and veggies and saves scores of viable produce from ending up in landfill. According to […]

4 Staple African Pantry Ingredients to Elevate Your Plant-Based Cooking

6 Mins Read African cuisine is rife with super grains, surprising grasses, and protein-rich ingredients that will elevate your palate and support developing economies, and sourcing them is as simple as a click online.  The following are some of the most versatile African pantry staples to start cooking with. 1. Teff  What is it: Teff is a tiny […]

The 5 Best Vegan Burger Chains To Help You Through Your McDonald’s Withdrawal

5 Mins Read If the McDonald’s McPlant didn’t set your heart on fire, and you’re looking to make the switch away from massive chain fast-food and embrace a vegan twist, you have to know about the following six vegan burger chains. Looking for the ultimate vegan cheeseburger? We’ve got you covered. Interested in supporting Black-owned businesses? Come this […]

The 7 Best IKEA Vegan Food Options To Eat In-Store And At Home

5 Mins Read IKEA has made certain commitments to increasing its vegan food ranges. It is upping the plant-based stakes in its restaurants, at its takeaway counters and in the food halls. But which items are worth trying? Pledging to make its menus all 50 percent plant-based by 2025, IKEA is offering vegan food consumers access to more […]

5 Chinese Vegan Instagram Chefs You Need To Follow

4 Mins Read As a source of inspiration, Instagram is hard to beat. Especially when it comes to cooking. Swipe through instructions, gorgeous pictures and helpful videos all make embracing a new cuisine so easy. Even one that has a reputation for being tricky to master, such as Chinese cooking. The following five Chinese vegan innovators will have […]