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Jill Ettinger

Jill Ettinger is Green Queen's resident climate editor. She is the co-founder of Ethos, the first digital and luxury e-commerce platform focused on personal and planetary sustainability.

Cory Booker Vs. Big Meat

5 Mins Read New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a new plan aimed at holding large factory farms accountable and improving animal welfare. Can he get it passed? Under Senator Cory Booker’s Industrial Agriculture Accountability Act, the Democrat from New Jersey is aiming to shift responsibility onto corporate and industrial farm operators for disaster mitigation through a fee structure. […]

Oatly Restructures Amid Supply Chain Issues and Reduced Sales Projections

3 Mins Read Swedish oat milk giant Oatly is restructuring its manufacturing and reducing headcount in an effort to reduce costs. Oatly, the darling of the dairy-free sector, has announced plans to address supply chain issues and overhead following less than stellar third-quarter sales, the company said last week. Oatly saw more than $108 million in losses in […]

ICL Food Specialties and Protera Biosciences to Develop Sustainable Protein Via Precision Fermentation

3 Mins Read Specialty minerals company ICL Food Specialties, and Protera Biosciences, have partnered on an AI-backed tech to create protein-based products via precision fermentation. The collaboration between Israel’s ICL and Chile’s Protera follows ICL’s 2021 investment into Protera through its ICL Planet Startup Hub. Protera raised $10 million in a Series A last year. The companies say […]

Unilever Calls Dairy ‘Problematic’ As It Explores Ice Cream Made From Microbes

3 Mins Read Your favorite Unilever-owned ice cream products could soon be made from microbes. The company is exploring precision fermentation as a means to address its portfolio’s climate impact. Multinational food giant Unilever says it is investing in precision fermentation to bring cow-free dairy to its portfolio. The company, which owns the Magnum ice cream brand, Ben […]

Cellular Agriculture Will Help FAO Address Food Emissions In Roadmap By COP28

4 Mins Read As attention turns toward agriculture in the fight against climate change, cellular agriculture emerges as an invaluable solution. During COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, the U.N.’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) announced its plan to develop a roadmap for agri-food systems to better address the 1.5°C Paris Agreement climate targets. Zitouni Ould-Dada, Deputy Director of […]

Vertically-Grown Indoor Wheat Breakthrough Holds Potential To Localize The Global Food System

3 Mins Read A German vertical farming startup has grown wheat without soil in an indoor vertical farming operation—and it’s potentially more efficient than open-field growing. Vertical farming is no longer just for salad greens and strawberries. Berlin-based vertical farming startup, Infarm, says its indoor wheat trial has implications for growing at scale. The company says it could […]

Wilk’s Cell-Based Milk Fat Yogurt Gets Third-Party Stamp of Approval

2 Mins Read Wilk, the publicly traded Israel-based food tech company developing cell-based human and animal milk, says it has developed the world’s first yogurt made from cell cultures. External laboratories verified that Wilk’s yogurt meets all necessary chemical and biological requirements to qualify as yogurt. Wilk says its yogurt is a first-of-its-kind development using cell-based milk fat […]

Emerging From Stealth Mode, Opo Bio Puts New Zealand on the Cultivated Meat Map

3 Mins Read New Zealand has officially entered the cultivated meat space with Opo Bio’s NZ$1.5 million seed capital raise and first product launch. Opo Bio’s first product, cultivated cow cells dubbed ‘Opo-Moo,’ is now available for purchase by researchers, the company says. The company says its goal is to become the world’s leading producer of cultivated cell […]

Food Tech Company Me& Has Developed the First Fortified Human Breast Milk

4 Mins Read Australia’s first cell-based milk startup, Me&, says it is developing cell-based breast milk just like a human mother would. Me&’s cellular and molecular technology captures the inbuilt program in breast tissue cells allowing it to control the cell-based milk development and modify its composition to offer superior nutrition. The company recently closed an oversubscribed $2.5 […]

Nearly 40% of Chinese Consumers Are Eating Less Meat, Survey Finds

3 Mins Read A new survey finds nearly 40 percent of Chinese consumers are reducing their meat consumption—a move driven by health benefits, taste, ethics, and a ‘cool factor.’ The new research, led by Good Growth, finds that more than half (60 percent) of a sample of more than 1,200 Chinese consumers have tried plant-based meat, with more […]

Melibio’s Bee-Free Honey to Launch in Europe Next Year

3 Mins Read MeliBio’s novel vegan honey will launch in Europe next year through organic food producer Narayan Foods. Melibio’s honey will see its retail launch in European stores next year; Narayan’s products are available in more than 75,000 stores across Europe. The product launch marks the first time vegan honey of its kind will enter the European […]

Bel Group Will Bring Precision Fermentation to Laughing Cow, Babybel, and Boursin

2 Mins Read Following its investment in Standing Ovation earlier this year, the Bel Group says it has entered into an exclusive partnership with the dairy producer to bring precision fermentation into its catalog of products. The Bel Group, whose brands include Babybel, Laughing Cow, and Boursin, recently launched vegan versions of several of its cheese offerings. And […]

Indonesia’s Green Rebel Launches Into Plant-Based Dairy Category

2 Mins Read Following the first-ever dairy-free festival in Jakarta, Indonesia-based Green Rebel Foods has launched into the plant-based dairy category. Green Rebel is a leading producer of plant-based protein across Southeast Asia. Its new category launch, dubbed Creamy Crew, which includes cheese, sauces, and dressings, builds on its continuing innovation in the plant-based sector. The new range […]

Breaking: Upside Foods Earns FDA GRAS Status for Its Cultivated Meat in ‘Watershed Moment’

4 Mins Read California-based cultivated meat producer Upside Foods has received FDA GRAS status for its cell-based chicken, becoming the first company in the U.S. to have its products designated as safe to eat. The milestone announcement comes after years of anticipation as cultivated meat companies, including Upside, have raised more than $2 billion in the last two years, […]

Meatable and Love Handle Are Developing Meat Made From Plants and Cell Cultures

3 Mins Read Cultivated meat brand Meatable has announced a ‘Future of Meat’ innovation center in partnership with plant-based meat brand Love Handle in an effort to bring the two sectors together to co-create the future of food. Would you eat vegan food that contained cell-cultured meat along with plants? That’s the hope of Dutch cultivated meat company, […]

BioFluff Closes a $500,000 Pre-Seed Funding Round for Plant-Based Fur

3 Mins Read BioFluff, the San Francisco-based company producing plant-based fur, has closed a pre-seed funding round of $500,000, with funding from SOSV/IndieBio fund, Joyance partners, and Ataraxia Partners Limited, among others. Fur made from plants is heading to a garment on you soon, with BIoFluff saying its ready to bring its first products to market next year […]

Thrilling Foods Patents Its Fat-Streaked Vegan Bacon

3 Mins Read Portland-based Thrilling Foods says it has earned a patent for its ‘world’s first’ fat-streaked vegan ‘bakon’. Patents are rare in the plant-based meat category, says Thrilling Foods, but the young company’s “protein-bound fat” streaks have satisfied the U.S. patent office, the company says. Thrilling says international patents are also on the way. A breakthrough tech […]