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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 […]

Argentina To Replace China As World’s Dumping Ground For Plastic Waste

3 Mins Read In August this year, Argentina changed its definition of what counts as “waste”, a move that could enable the import of millions of tonnes of low-grade plastic waste scraps discarded in the United States. Environmental campaigners have voiced their concerns, saying that Argentina could turn into the “sacrificial country” for plastic waste, potentially taking over […]

Green Common Announces Mainland China Launch, Debuts Omnipork On T-Mall

3 Mins Read Plant-based grocery, café chain & distribution outfit Green Common, a concept developed by Hong Kong-born vegetarian movement Green Monday, has just debuted in mainland China with a Tmall Global e-commerce store featuring their range of plant-based meat alternatives, including flagship product Omnipork, the minced pork analog. After a series of launches around Asia, including Taiwan, […]

Bulldog Skincare Becomes First Certified Cruelty-Free Brand To Sell In China

3 Mins Read London-based men’s brand Bulldog Skincare has just become the first international company to maintain its cruelty-free commitments while on sale in mainland China. After striking up a “unique agreement”, Bulldog Skincare will be able to sell its products within Shanghai without needing to abide to existing regulations in the country where pre-market animal testing on […]

Hong Kong & China Feminine Care Startup LUÜNA Launches Organic Sanitary Product Subscription, Menstrual Cup

3 Mins Read Hong Kong & Shanghai-based menstrual care brand LUÜNA announced the launch of their organic cotton sanitary products subscription services and menstrual cup this month. The female-led company aims to empower women in Hong Kong with accessible, natural, toxin-free and sustainable period products suited to each individual’s personal needs. This is a step up for Asia, […]

Nongfu Spring: Company Launches China’s First Vegan Yogurt Brand Made From Walnuts, Coconut & Almond

3 Mins Read After three years of research and development, the first “mainstream” vegan yogurt alternative by Nongfu Spring is now commercially available to Chinese consumers. The new vegan range by the Chinese food giant will feature three flavours made by fermenting plant milks. This comes at a time when plant-based products have become increasingly popular in China, […]

Zhenmeat: China ‘Impossible Foods’ Launches Meat Alternative Products Made From Plant Protein & Fungus

3 Mins Read Zhenmeat, a new Chinese food-tech startup, brings plant-based meat analogs tailored to Chinese cuisines, from dimsum to stuffed peppers to mooncakes. The Beijing-based company launches their plant-protein and fungus based meat alternative on the market today, and hopes to not only target vegans and vegetarians, but meat eaters too.  Dubbed the “Chinese version of Impossible […]

Plant-Based Milk Company Oatly Tackles China’s Growing Demand for Dairy

2 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish plant-based milk alternative made from milled oats that has taken Hong Kong by storm – it is now regularly served up in the city’s two largest coffee chains Starbucks and Pacific Coffee – is expanding into mainland China. Equipped their new office in Shanghai and an original Chinese character symbolising plant-based milk, […]

Almost There: China Announces End To Post-Market Animal Testing For Cosmetic Products

2 Mins Read China is on the road to completely banning animal testing for cosmetic products. The Gansu Province National Medical Products Association announced that post-market testing for finished imported and domestically produced cosmetic products will no longer involve animal testing. While this does not yet apply to pre-market testing requirements for imported cosmetics, it does indicate a […]

Plant-Based JUST Egg Launches Soon In China, Continues Work on Cell-Cultured Chicken Nugget

2 Mins Read Silicon Valley foodtech startup, JUST, has announced plans to roll out their innovative vegan egg product in mainland China through a multi-channel approach in the coming months. JUST Egg, made from mung beans and free of antibiotics and cholesterol, will make its way onto retail shelves, e-commerce and foodservice. Specialty supermarket retailers City Super, Alibaba-owned […]

Sharing Economy: China Embraces Rental Fashion, ‘Share What You Wear’ Platforms More Popular Than Ever

3 Mins Read Fast fashion has serious consequences for the environment. One of the solutions to avoid the constant cycle between buying new clothes and throwing old ones out is clothes sharing, renting and swapping platforms. Rental fashion is a growing trend, and has become increasingly popular in China. The Copenhagen Fashion Summit reported that the fashion industry […]