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Jenn Marston

Jenn Marston is a writer and editor covering technology’s impact on food and agriculture systems and their surrounding communities. Prior to Green Queen, she was Senior Editor for food tech publication The Spoon and, before that, Managing Editor for Gigaom Research. She is devoted to helping educate and raise awareness about sustainable businesses, healthier and waste-free lifestyles, and other ways we can collectively build a better food system. She lives in Tennessee and has an enormous vegetable garden.

Don’t Call It “Lab-Grown’: Upside Foods Responds to USDA’s Labeling Plans for Cultivated Meat

4 Mins Read Meat made via harvesting cells from animals should, in the future, be referred to as “cultivated” meat according to alt-protein company Upside Foods. The comment is in response to the United States Department of Agriculture’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) around labeling cultured meat titled “Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products Comprised of or […]

Sundial Foods Raises $4M for Whole Vegan Chicken Wings Made Entirely From Plants

3 Mins Read California-based Sundial Foods has raised $4 million in seed funding for its whole-cut vegan chicken wings slated to launch in the US in 2022. The round included participation from Nestlé, Food Labs, Clear Current Capital, and SOSV / IndieBio.  Sundial Foods is using a proprietary protein structuring tech to make plant-based meats without heavy processing […]

The Number of Brits Eating Plant-Based Doubled In the Last Decade. Here’s Why.

4 Mins Read The number of Brits eating and drinking plant-based alternatives nearly doubled over a 10-year period, from 6.7% to 13.1%, new research finds. Those numbers indicate that plant-based alternatives are likely to play an important role in transitioning the population to healthier diets that are also more sustainable for the planet. The findings published in the […]

UPSIDE Foods’ New ‘EPIC’ Facility Can Make 400,000 Pounds of Cultivated Meat a Year

4 Mins Read US-based UPSIDE Foods says it has completed construction on a production facility for manufacturing various types of cultivated meat and seafood. The Emeryville, California, facility, which it calls its Engineering, Production, and Innovation Center (EPIC), held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the recent milestone. The facility is “the latest in a series of developments as […]