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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.

Dutch Algae Oil Innovator Secures €1.2 Million For Fish-Free Portfolio Growth

3 Mins Read Wellness Innovations BV has announced a successful crowdfunding round. The 1.2 million cash injection came via the DuurzaamInvesteren investment platform. Funds will be used to continue the company’s algae oil product portfolio expansion. Two wholly-owned brand names are primed for growth. Testa Omega-3 and Daily Supplements are Wellness Innovations’ consumer-facing endeavours. Both have been founded […]

Quorn Targets Veganuary Sign-Ups With Five New Product Launches

3 Mins Read British plant-based stalwart Quorn has announced five new releases in time for Veganuary. Each uses the company’s signature mycoprotein meat alternative. The new items are focussed around chicken-style alternatives, with a variety of flavour profiles. The confirmed Quorn releases are Southern Fried Wings, Garlic and Herb Bites, Jerk mini Fillets, Creamy Korma Bites and Sweet […]

Kerry Study Reveals India Is A Key Driver For The Plant-Based Food And Flexitarian Markets

3 Mins Read Taste and nutrition giant Kerry has undertaken a study into demand for meat alternatives, identifying India as a particularly high-growth market for plant-based foods. Findings demonstrated an overall openness to animal-free foods in the country of more than one billion. Taste, texture, and suitability for regional dishes were identified as significant purchase factors. In India, […]

Singapore Scientists Create Plant-Based Emulsifier To Supersede Eggs And Dairy

3 Mins Read Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has announced a plant-based breakthrough. A team of its scientists has successfully developed a protein and antioxidant-rich emulsifier. It is free from traditional eggs and dairy. Preliminary findings show it could replace animal products in relevant food products. Mayonnaise and whipped cream were given as examples.  The NTU emulsifier […]

Yumi Bags $67 Million For Improved Omnichannel Distribution Of Organic Plant-Based Baby Food

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based Yumi has announced the closing of a successful $67 million series B funding round, bringing total company funding to $79 million since its 2017 launch. Jazz Ventures Partners, AF Ventures, and 23andMe’s Anne Wojcicki led the round. Funding will be used to create a seamless omnichannel distribution experience for consumers. The women-founded company […]

Italy’s Fur Farming Ban Is the Latest Blow to a Dying Industry

3 Mins Read December 21 2021 saw the Italian Budget Senate Committee approve a permanent ban on fur farming. 10 mink farms currently operate in Italy. Each will be closed within six months. The news comes after extensive campaigning for the Human Society’s International (HSI) and European branches.  Alongside the closing of farms, the breeding of fur-bearing animals […]

Budweiser’s Parent Company Invests In Belief That Beer Waste Is The Future of The Alternative Protein Sector

3 Mins Read Belgium’s Anheuser-Busch InBev is developing alternative proteins made from spent brewing grains that constitute beer waste. The world’s largest brewer, best known for its Budweiser brand, has partnered with EverGrain throughout 2021. Recent investment into the sustainable ingredient company is hoped to progress production of protein products. Funding amounts are undisclosed. EverGrain has already produced […]

Jane Goodall Supports Call For Global Charities To Stop Harmful Animal Gifting Initiatives

3 Mins Read Alongside prominent scientists, celebrities, and religious leaders, Dr. Jane Goodall is calling for an end to animal gifting. A well-meaning practice used by numerous charities, the primatologist says it’s unsustainable. Recipients are often plunged into debt trying to feed an extra mouth. Animal suffering has also been identified as a consequence. Animal gifting sees live […]

Gordon Ramsay Includes Vegan Burgers On New Chicago Restaurant Menu

3 Mins Read Acclaimed chef Gordon Ramsay is welcoming vegans to his new Chicago restaurant. Gordon Ramsay Burger will feature plant-based patties that can be substituted in any meat dish. The menu will showcase a “Vegan Burger” as well. The new restaurant is Ramsay’s first in Chicago. Ramsay has not been shy about his distaste for vegans over […]

New Survey Reveals That 53% Of Consumers Can’t Identify Greenwashing Claims On Product Packaging

3 Mins Read Research conducted by consumer rights group Euroconsumers has highlighted a knowledge gap when it comes to verifying true green claims versus greenwashing. The survey was conducted via a self-administered questionnaire in 2021 in Belgium, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Findings are representative of the general populations, spanning ages 18-74.  Consumer trust in green claims is low. […]

Your Ikea Kid’s Furniture Might Be Tainted By Illegal Logging, Year-Long Investigation Finds

4 Mins Read Budget furniture manufacturer Ikea has been named in an illegal logging investigation. The chain has been connected to tainted wood supplied by Evgeny Bakurov. Ikea has denied knowledge of the unsustainable practices but has since cut Bakurov and his companies from its supply chain. Lead investigator, Earthsight, is holding the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) accountable. […]

Beyond Meat Targets Global Expansion With New R&D Facility In Shanghai

3 Mins Read Los Angeles-based Beyond Meat has finalised details of a new R&D centre in Shanghai, China. It marks the first location of its kind for the company, outside of the United States. The facility will house scientists and researchers charged with developing plant-based meats for the Asia-Pacific market. The move comes as part of a wider […]

Wildtype Signs U.S. Distribution Deals For Cultivated Salmon Despite No Sign Of Regulatory Approval

3 Mins Read San Francisco startup Wildtype has announced distribution deals with U.S.-based sushi bar franchiser Snowfox and poké chain Pokéworks. The former operates in-store sushi bars at over 1,230 grocery store locations throughout the country, while Pokéworks currently has 65 outlets with plans to grow to more than 100 by 2023. Commercial rollout is dependent on regulatory […]

Future Meat Secures Record-Busting $347 Million In Series B Funding Round

3 Mins Read Israel’s Future Meat Technologies has secured the world’s largest ever funding raise for the cultivated meat sector. Its $347 million Series B round was co-led by ADM Ventures with participation from Menora Mivtachim, S2G ventures, and meat giant Tyson Foods, amongst others. Funding is being cited by Future Meats as confirmation of its industry-leading status […]

Mighty Drinks’ New Dairy-Free M.LKology Range To Hit UK Supermarkets In January

3 Mins Read Straight off the back of a successful seed plus round, U.K.-based Mighty has announced the launch of a third-generation plant milk range. The new M.LKology product line showcases the company’s most authentic dairy-free milk to date. Biomass fermentation has been used to mimic conventional milk, with simplified labels in place for consumer clarity. Products are […]