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KFC Partners With Cargill To Launch Plant-Based Fried Chicken In China

3 Mins Read International fast food giant KFC is slated to roll out plant-based fried chicken in locations across China for the first time this month. The chain’s operating group Yum China partnered with global agribusiness corporation Cargill to create the meat-free chicken substitute, which will be tested in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen for a limited trial period.  […]

China To Dominate 3D Printed Meat Market Despite Covid-19 Crisis

3 Mins Read Speaking to FoodNavigator, alternative protein industry expert Olivia Fox Cabane says she believes that China will retain its massive potential to lead the Asia-Pacific market for 3D printed protein due to its cost and speed advantage. While 3D-printed meat has already been achieved by some food techs working on sustainable protein solutions, one of the […]

China Reopens Markets Selling Wild Animals As Coronavirus Wanes In The Country

4 Mins Read As Covid-19 appears to ease in China, the country’s economy and daily life is beginning to resume. According to written reports and photographs by reporters on the ground, the markets that sell bats, pangolins and other wildlife has reopened, in direct contradiction to the permanent ban on wildlife trade and consumption that the authorities implemented […]

China Permanently Bans Wildlife Trade But Leaves Loopholes For Medicinal Uses

3 Mins Read The current coronavirus epidemic has prompted China to permanently ban the trade and consumption of wild animals. While the move is widely praised by conservationists, experts warn against overoptimism as wildlife taken for traditional medicinal purposes will be exempt from the ban. As evidence emerges about the potential link between pangolins – illegally traded across […]

Coronavirus Cuts 100 Million Metric Tonnes Of China’s Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read As China continues to battle the spread of Covid-19, the world’s biggest polluter’s electricity demand and industrial output has taken a tumble, and it’s not just the economy. on The country’s carbon emissions have plummeted. With transportation links and cities coming to a virtual standstill, and people mostly stuck at home in efforts to fight […]

China Bear Sanctuaries Struggle For Supplies Amid Coronavirus Epidemic

3 Mins Read As the world continues its battle against the novel coronavirus, now named Covid-19, animal sanctuaries in China are struggling to maintain crucial supplies and resources to help some of the most vulnerable and endangered species. Hong Kong-based animal welfare charity Animals Asia’s bear sanctuary in Sichuan – right next to the epicentre of the outbreak […]

Pets Are Being Killed In China Due To Coronavirus Misinformation

4 Mins Read After infectious disease expert Dr Li Lanjuan said on Chinese state television that pets should be quarantined if they have been in contact with suspected patients infected with the novel coronavirus, Chinese social media has been awash with untrue claims about disposing pets in order to prevent infection. While the World Health Organisation (WHO) has […]

China Announces Single-Use Plastic & Plastic Bag Ban By End 2020

3 Mins Read In a recent policy announcement, China will be stepping up its restrictions on the sale, production and use of disposable plastic products. According to the state planner, the country will ban disposable plastic bags in all major cities by the end of this year, and will announce more phase-out policies as the country seeks to […]

China Impossible Foods’ Rival Zhenmeat Seeks US$2M Funding For Major Growth

4 Mins Read Beijing-based plant-based meat startup Zhenmeat is now seeking US$ 2 million in funding from global investors in order to capture the growing demand for plant-based meat alternatives in China. This follows the latest news from Silicon Valley-based Impossible Foods, who debuted two new plant-based pork products at CES in Vegas earlier this month in a […]

Tencent & Alibaba Slammed For Lack Of Clean Energy In Greenpeace China Tech Ranking

2 Mins Read Greenpeace has recently released their first-ever “clean energy scorecard” for China’s tech industry. Titled Clean Cloud 2020, the report tracks renewable energy use, and highlights the best and worst environmental offenders within the country’s booming tech sector. With China’s internet industry predicted to grow immensely within the next couple of years, Greenpeace’s report emphasises the […]

Taco Bell China Launches Limited Edition Vegan Omnipork Tacos

3 Mins Read Taco Bell has just launched a limited edition vegan Omnipork Crunchy Taco across all its Shanghai locations. The plant-based taco will be made with the vegan ground pork alternative Omnipork developed by Hong Kong-based Green Monday’s Right Treat venture, and will be available until supplies run out. It follows the arrival of Omnipork in mainland […]

US Plant-Based FoodTech Giants Impossible & Beyond Look To Conquer China

5 Mins Read It’s the perfect storm of market factors for a China protein revolution- a pork shortage crisis spurred on by the African Swine Fever epidemic, a trade war that has driven up meat prices, a younger generation motivated by environmental and health incentives and a growing demand for quality protein- and Silicon Valley #foodtech mainstays Impossible […]

Impossible Burger Lands In Mainland China, Impossible Pork On Its Way

5 Mins Read The Impossible Burger by Silicon Valley startup Impossible Foods has just made its formal launch in mainland China this week at Shanghai’s China International Import Exposition. Throughout the expo event from 5th November – 10th November, Impossible Foods will be serving almost 50,000 samples of its plant-based burgers to visitors. What with the sheer size […]