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Watching Nature On TV & VR Boosts Your Wellbeing, According To New Study

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that watching high-quality nature programmes on TV can help boost people’s moods and reduce negative feelings that result from boredom while alone indoors. Conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, a new study shows that experiencing nature through programmes on […]

New Oxford Paper Outlines Four Steps To Save Biodiversity & Our Planet

3 Mins Read A new research paper led by the University of Oxford has listed four key steps that every individual can take to help lighten our footprint on the planet. Taking a holistic approach to environmental action, the experts outline “4Rs” – refrain, reduce, restore and renew – to change our behaviour and relationship with nature.  Leading […]

China Wildlife Ban: Revised Law Continues Exploitation, Fails To Protect Animals

4 Mins Read On 19 November 2020, China closed the consultation for revision of its wildlife protection law even though the revised articles continue to threatens wildlife by allowing the exploitation of animals for other purposes like fur farming and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Back in February last year, the source of the COVID-19 pandemic was revealed to stem […]

Provenance: Chef Peggy Chan’s First Cookbook Brings Plant-Based Climate Action To Your Kitchen

4 Mins Read With her legacy as the mind behind Hong Kong’s iconic plant-based restaurants Grassroots Pantry and Nectar, plant-based cooking has been at the heart of Chef Peggy Chan’s culinary career and environmental activism. Now, she has made her first foray into authorship, launching a new digital cookbook Provenance, described as an amalgamation of her personal journey, […]

Singapore’s WhatIF Foods To Launch Climate-Resilient Vegan ‘BamNut’ Milks

4 Mins Read Singapore-based WhatIF Foods, the sustainable foods brand launched by food tech NamZ, is planning to launch its new plant-based milk line next year. The vegan-friendly milk will be made from Bambara groundnut, a climate-resilient crop that can grow in harsh environments while also regenerating the land it is planted in.  WhatIF Foods is now ramping up […]

‘Netflix For Nature’: 5 Movies To Watch On WaterBear, New Documentary Streaming Platform

3 Mins Read WaterBear Network, a new on-demand video streaming platform that’s entirely dedicated to nature has just been landed. Described as the “Netflix” for documentaries about the planet, the platform is supported by over 80 global NGOs including Greenpeace, WWF, Lonely Whale, Conservation International, Sea Shepherd and the Jane Goodall Institute – and it’s entire content library […]

Ocean Fish Stocks To Plummet As People Quit Meat & Choose Seafood Instead

3 Mins Read As more people begin to lower their meat consumption, many are choosing to eat fish instead – a trend that will alarmingly speed up the rate at which our oceans will be completely depleted. Current projections say that the world’s stocks of fish will collapse by 2050, making food solutions such as alternative proteins even […]

Mars Says It Has Achieved Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Supply Chain

4 Mins Read American multinational confectionery and food giant Mars, Inc. has recently announced that it has delivered on its pledge to achieve a deforestation-free palm oil supply chain. According to the firm, the milestone required a dramatic simplification of its global value chain, from shortening its list of suppliers to more rigorous mapping, management and monitoring of […]

MeliBio: This Remarkable Food Tech Is Making Real Honey Without Bees

4 Mins Read While many food techs have been working on sustainable alternatives for meat, eggs and dairy, there perhaps hasn’t been as much innovation focused on honey – an often overlooked food that vegans avoid due to ethical and environmental reasons, with many turning to substitutes like maple syrup or blackstrap molasses. But this startup is on a […]