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Sally Ho

Sally Ho is Green Queen's resident writer and lead reporter. Passionate about the environment, social issues and health, she is always looking into the latest climate stories in Hong Kong and beyond. A long-time vegan, she also hopes to promote healthy and plant-based lifestyle choices in Asia. Sally has a background in Politics and International Relations from her studies at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

ALTN: Singapore Frozen Foods Giant Tee Yih Jia Launches Plant-Based Brand

3 Mins Read Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing (TYJ), the Singapore-based frozen foods giant and the world’s largest producer of spring roll wrappers, has just launched its own plant-based brand to tap into the fast-growing meat-free market. The brand, called ALTN, will offer a wide range of frozen meatless snacks, ready meals and convenience foods, including plant-based versions […]

Spain’s Heura Triples Turnover Amid Pandemic Shifts Masses To Plant-Based Meat

3 Mins Read Spanish plant-based meat brand Heura has recorded a threefold increase in its annual turnover, despite the economic turmoil unleashed by the coronavirus pandemic. The startup has also doubled its international presence, as the health crisis continues to drive mainstream demand for more nutritious and sustainable proteins.  Heura has announced in its latest annual report that […]

Aussie Startup v2food Expands Range With New Plant-Based Sausages

3 Mins Read Sydney-based startup v2food has expanded its portfolio of products with its new plant-based sausage. Dubbed v2sausage, the new vegan alternative has launched across Australian retail stores, as demand for plant-based offerings continues to grow in the country and around the world.  Australia’s leading plant-based meat firm v2food has launched its newest product, v2sausage, across the […]

Exclusive: Seoul Startup DaNAgreen’s Affordable 3D Scaffolds Enables Large-Scale Cultured Meat Production

3 Mins Read Seoul-based startup DaNAgreen, who originally developed its proprietary scaffold that helps cells grow into a 3D structure for biomedical applications, is now making cultured meat its mission. Adapting its initial scaffolding dubbed Protinet for cell-based meat production, the startup says it can now be produced “at a price a thousand times cheaper than the original”, […]

ProVeg International & Veg Capital Team Up To Accelerate Food Tech Funding

3 Mins Read ProVeg International and Veg Capital have partnered up to invest in food techs who are developing alternative proteins and sustainable food solutions. Together, the two organisations have already invested in two ProVeg Incubator alumni firms, and have announced yet another funding package to plant-based desserts startup Zveetz.  Sustainable food nonprofit ProVeg International and venture capital […]

Spain’s BioTech Foods To Lead US$6.3M Government-Backed Cultured Meat Project

3 Mins Read Spanish startup BioTech Foods will be leading a new government-backed project that will see ten research institutions and seven organisations come together to make meat directly from animal cells. The aim of the project is to develop healthier and more sustainable alternative proteins, including research into cultured meat that could prevent colon cancer and high […]

BlueNalu Nets US$60M In Record-Breaking Cell-Based Seafood Funding Round

4 Mins Read Cell-based food tech BlueNalu has closed US$60 million in convertible note financing, in what is the largest funding round to date for the cultivated seafood industry. The food tech says that the capital will be used to fund its first commercial pilot facility to produce seafood directly from fish cells and accelerate its go-to-market plans […]

Danone: So Delicious Expands Plant-Based Cheese Range With Spreads & Slices

3 Mins Read So Delicious, the legacy dairy-free brand owned by multinational food giant Danone, has expanded its plant-based cheese range as mainstream demand for vegan alternatives continues to skyrocket. While the brand launched its first vegan cheese “shreds” a few years ago, it is now adding to its line-up a range of cream cheese spreads and sliced […]

ONA Becomes First 100% Vegan Restaurant To Win Michelin Star In France

3 Mins Read A vegan restaurant in France has been awarded a Michelin star, the first time an establishment serving only plant-based dishes in the country to do so. ONA, the Ares-based restaurant that was crowdfunded for its launch four years ago, also won a green star from the revered dining rating guide for its ethical and sustainable […]

Major Win For Impossible Foods As U.N. Climate Leader Christiana Figueres Joins Board

4 Mins Read Renowned climate expert and international diplomat Christiana Figueres, who formerly led the U.N. Paris agreement talks, has joined Impossible Foods as its newest board member. With her decades of experience in climate change policy and sustainable development, Figueres will help guide the food tech on its environmental mission.  Impossible Foods has announced that Christiana Figueres, […]

The Very Good Food Company Acquires The Cultured Nut To Tap Plant-Based Dairy

3 Mins Read The Very Good Food Company, the Canadian plant-based group that owns The Very Good Butchers, has acquired Victoria-based vegan cheese startup The Cultured Nut. It marks the company’s first foray into the plant-based dairy market to “complement” its existing product line and to tap into the rapidly growing demand for dairy-free products.  Announced last week, […]

Taco Bell Partners With Beyond Meat To Develop New Plant-Based Protein

3 Mins Read Taco Bell has revealed its new partnership with food tech giant Beyond Meat to “explore a new plant-based protein” that will be tested over the year. It marks the fast food chain’s first foray into plant-based meat within its U.S. operations, after its Yum China-owned franchise in mainland China began rolling out meatless menu options […]

Green Common Singapore: First South East Asian Branch Opens Doors With VivoCity Plant-Based Store & Café

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-based Green Monday has just launched its first Singapore branch of Green Common, its plant-based café and grocery store concept. Located in VivoCity, the shop will offer customers a wide range of international plant-based brands and dine-in dishes, including a 100% vegan version of the beloved local dish Hainanese “chicken” rice. It marks Green […]

Canadian Meat Giant Maple Leaf Foods Acquires Factory To Meet Surging Tempeh Demand

3 Mins Read Maple Leaf Foods, the Canadian consumer packaged meats corporation, has revealed that it is now “advancing plans” to dramatically increase its plant protein production to meet surging demand. Under the plan, its plant-based subsidiary Greenleaf Foods will acquire and build a new food processing plant in Indiana in the U.S. to manufacture tempeh sold under […]

Plant-Based Meal Plan Startup Thistle Raises US$10.3M Amid Meatless Trend

3 Mins Read San Francisco-based startup Thistle has bagged US$10.3 million in a Series B financing round for its ready-made plant-based meal subscription service. The funding comes on the heels of growing demand for meatless and nutritious meal deliveries, driven by the stay-at-home realities due to the coronavirus and the heightened consumer concerns about health and sustainability.  Thistle, […]