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Iconic Sauce Brand Lee Kum Kee Leads Fermented Food Industry With LEED Platinum Certification

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered food corporation Lee Kum Kee has announced that its Guangdong-based production site has received the LEED Platinum certification, making it the first in the global fermented food industry to have earned the achievement. Equipped with a solar photovoltaic power generation system, geothermal heat pumps, a wetland park and wastewater treatment facilities, the manufacturing […]

Unilever X Alibaba: Duo Debuts Closed Loop Recycling System In China To Tackle Plastic Waste

4 Mins Read Unilever has joined forces with Alibaba Group to develop an AI-powered recycling system that will identify and sort plastic packaging in an effort to make China a waste-free country. British-Dutch multinational consumer goods giant Unilever partnered with Chinese multinational tech company Alibaba Group to launch the ‘Waste Free World’ Initiative, a first of its kind technology-driven […]

Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

China Single-Use Plastic Bag & Straw Ban Now In Effect Across Major Cities

3 Mins Read In keeping with the 2020 policy that was unveiled by the National Development and Reform Commission, in 2021, China has banned single-use plastic straws and shopping bags in major cities in an effort to reduce the increasing plastic waste in the country. The policy will be executed over five years, with China completing Phase One […]

Sustainable & Vegan: Veshin Looks To ‘Rewrite’ Fashion Industry In China With New Ethical Factory

3 Mins Read A new sustainable vegan accessories manufacturer has just opened up in China, the world’s largest textile producer and exporter, to transform the industry’s wasteful and polluting practices. Launched in the southern city of Guangzhou, Veshin says its factory seeks to “completely rewrite the rules” of the fashion supply chain by working with brands that champion […]

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 […]

Hey Maet: China Plant-Based Meat Startup Raises Multi-Million US$ Pre Series A & Doubles Down High-Moisture Extrusion Tech

5 Mins Read Last year in August, Hey Maet, the plant-based meat startup had announced a seed round investment along with a partnership with Shuangta Food, a pea protein company that supplies Beyond Meat. The company is making headlines again, this time with the announcement of a multi-million US dollar pre-Series that will enable them to ramp up […]

Alchemy Foodtech Raises 7-Figure Round To Bring Its GI-Lowering Powder To Chinese Market

4 Mins Read Singapore startup Alchemy Foodtech has announced the completion of its 7-figure bridge funding round, led by major seafood producer Thai Union and a number of key alternative protein venture capitals. The financing will help the food tech accelerate its expansion plans, which includes increasing its production capacity and introducing its flagship GI-lowering powder to the […]

As Sustainable Investing Takes Off, China’s Poor ESG Ratings Are A Major Problem

3 Mins Read With more investors embracing a sustainable ESG-based strategy, a trend that has received a major boost amidst the coronavirus pandemic, China is losing its allure despite being an enormous and fast-growing emerging market. Ranking bottom on ESG ratings among all major economies in the world, experts warn that lagging behind when it comes to sustainability […]

Konjac, Millet & Chickpea: 7 Asian Nations Ideally Positioned To Supply Diverse Plant Crops For Global Food Tech Industry

4 Mins Read In a new report, the Good Food Institute Asia Pacific (GFI APAC) has highlighted 14 alternative protein ingredients that could help not only diversify the range crops used in novel plant-based meat products, but also help bolster the appeal of alternative protein products to a larger consumer base. The report also spotlights the seven Asian […]

Animal Testing In China: The Road To Market For Cruelty-Free Beauty Brands

4 Mins Read Clean Beauty Columnist Allie Rooke talks you through everything you need to know about entering the China beauty market without testing on animals. She also shares updates on the latest regulatory changes and offers up her view on whether China will ever ban animal testing for good. These days, the most burning question on most […]