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‘No Longer An Alternative’: Why Plant-Based Dairy Leader Alpro Redesigned Its Packaging

6 Mins Read Alpro’s brand refresh features new packaging putting the ingredients front and centre, along with taste descriptors and a bespoke font. Danone’s global plant-based marketing director speaks to Green Queen about emphasising sustainability over wacky marketing, why plant-based is no longer an alternative, and upgrading existing recipes. Four years after refreshing its packaging to focus on […]

Nut Milk Makers: The Best Machines to Make Plant-Based Milk at Home

6 Mins Read If you’re tired of buying different alt-milks for different purposes and dealing with all that packaging, or just feel like experimenting with plant-based milks that don’t yet exist, you could do with a nut milk maker. Here are some of the best. According to industry think tank the Good Food Institute, Americans bought 2% fewer […]

Plant-Based Greek Yogurt: The 6 Best, Creamiest Vegan Brands To Try

5 Mins Read From coconut and soy to almonds and oats, there are a host of vegan ingredients that make for a fantastic base for plant-based Greek-style yogurt (or labneh). Here are six of the best offerings on the market. I’ve had a lot of plant-based yogurts in my time. I’m indifferent to a lot of them – […]

The 6 Best Vegan Condensed Milk Brands That You Can Buy Now

5 Mins Read Hong Kong French toast, rice pudding, dulce de leche, Vietnamese coffee – these are some of the most exciting foods known to humankind, or the food-obsessed like me at least. And they’re all possible thanks to one glorious ingredient: condensed milk. So what’s a conscious gastronome to do? If you’re plant-based, fret not, there are […]

The Best Premium, Artisanal Vegan Cheese Brands For Gourmet Foodies

9 Mins Read There are umpteen brands making plant-based cheese, but they don’t cater to everyone’s tastes. Some prefer an elevated, luxurious, high-end, gastronomic cheese-eating experience. And in an increasingly crowded, there are a handful of companies that deliver just that. Here are some artisanal vegan cheese brands that are truly a cut above the rest. A lot […]

Pureture: Fermented Vegan Casein That’s Cheaper Than Dairy Proteins

4 Mins Read New York-based biotech company Pureture has formulated vegan casein using yeast-based traditional fermentation. The company tells Green Queen that its tasteless and odourless plant-based milk protein – designed for alt-dairy products – can be supplied at a lower price than its conventional counterpart. Founded in October 2022, Pureture (formerly Armored Fresh Technologies) was rebranded in […]

‘Unprecedented and Unnecessary’: Industry Responds To FDA’s Proposed Plant-Based Milk Labelling Guidance

6 Mins Read One of 919 respondents to the proposed plant-based milk labelling guidance by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) submitted the largest comment – a 19-page document. Speaking to Green Queen Media, the organisation tells us the FDA’s draft fails to reflect consumers’ ability to discern plant-based milk from conventional […]

Imagindairy Becomes the Third Precision Fermentation Dairy Company to Earn US GRAS Status, Opens New Headquarters

3 Mins Read Israeli alt-dairy maker Imagindairy has obtained self-affirmed GRAS (generally recognised as safe) status in the US, becoming only the third precision fermentation company to do so. Now, with its new headquarters, it aims to accelerate production in its journey towards commercialisation. Following in the footsteps of California-based Perfect Day and fellow Israeli brand Remilk, Imagindairy’s […]

Californian Startup Achieves Casein Cheese Milestone: “We Can Make 25,000 Pizzas’ Worth of Animal-Free Mozzarella”

4 Mins Read US animal-free cheese producer New Culture has announced that it has successfully scaled up its precision fermentation process to manufacturing levels, claiming it can now produce 25,000 pizzas’ worth of cheese per batch. The San Francisco startup claims it’s the world’s first animal-free casein and the first to be produced at this scale using precision […]

DSM-Fonterra Backed Startup Closes Seed Round to Produce Animal-Free Dairy Ingredients

3 Mins Read Dutch business-to-business ingredients company Vivici has successfully closed its seed funding round to bring its animal-free precision fermented dairy proteins to market. Backed by founding investors DSM-Firmenich Venturing and Fonterra, the brand leverages decades of experience in developing and scaling bioprocesses and holds world-leading knowledge in the isolation and application of dairy proteins. The startup […]

HerbYvore Launches Singapore’s First Locally Produced Vegan Cheese to Support Food Security Initiative

3 Mins Read Joining other food businesses in contributing to Singapore’s 30 by 30 food security initiative, Agrocorp International’s HerbYvore brand has launched the country’s first locally produced vegan cheese range. The HerbY-Cheese products are nut- and soy-free, with pea protein making the plant-based cheese more allergen-friendly. Agrocorp received support from the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) and […]