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OpEd: What The Anti-Cultivated Meat Brigade Aren’t Telling You About Italian Pork & Beef Production

4 Mins Read “You can literally smell the pig and cow sh*t all around you”: A food technologist and Italian transplant living in one of Italy’s main pork production regions shares her feelings about the government’s push to ban cultivated meat. Yesterday, the Italian government endorsed legislation that would prohibit the production of laboratory-made meat, feed and other […]

Love Dunkin’ Donuts? Try These 7 Vegan Donut Shops

4 Mins Read Dunkin’ is an institution. If you love all things bready, fried and covered in sprinkles, but struggle to find vegan options, you’re in luck. Vegan donut shops are indeed a thing, and they rival the donut king. The following companies have all identified the gap in the market for authentic donuts made without any animal […]

Soy Sauce Chronicles: An In-Depth Look At Asia’s Favourite Condiment

6 Mins Read On a Twitter thread (where all intellectual conversations begin, naturellement) where fellow food writer Clarissa Wei lamented the fact that so little has been written in English about East Asian soybean-based sauces, I chimed in with a thought about the lack of talk about variation in soy sauce fermentation methods and their resulting flavours and usages. […]

How To Convince Your Loved Ones To Quit Eating Meat

4 Mins Read You’re vegan, but your partner or family members aren’t on board. I managed to convince those closest to me to give up meat thanks to certain behavioral nudges. Here’s what worked.  It’s not easy being the only vegan in a relationship, around your family, or in a group of friends. From social gatherings to traveling, […]

Organic Labeling and Logos – Get The Facts

5 Mins Read What’s in a label? Here’s why organic labeling and logos matter—and what they actually mean. We always need more facts as conscious consumers. We do not live in an ideal world. There is no choice you can make at the grocery store that does not come with some compromise or another. There are many different […]

The Era of Certified Regenerative Agriculture Is Underway

4 Mins Read It’s been more than 20 years since the USDA launched the National Organic Program that changed the American food system. Now, farmers and forward-thinking brands are embracing regenerative agriculture as the next step in healthy food and fighting the climate crisis. Like organic farming, regenerative agriculture eschews synthetic chemical pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. It also […]

90% of US Shoppers Care About Food Brands’ Sustainability: Report

5 Mins Read An overwhelming majority of consumers in the US now believe that food businesses need to prioritise social and environmental responsibility. So says a new report based on polling data from over 33,000 American food and grocery shoppers last year. Results showed that an increasing number of people are switching to brands due to perceived sustainability […]

5 Latinx Vegan Food Brands We are Obsessed With

4 Mins Read Vegan food is always a great alternative to the unsustainable food system, but know what’s even better? Vegan food that excites and surprises the tastebuds. Latin America’s collection of vibrant countries turn out a plethora of memorable vegan foods. From Mexican spiced fruit jerky to sustainable Ecuadorian protein powder, you’re going to start campaigning for […]

5 Chinese Vegan Instagram Chefs You Need To Follow

4 Mins Read The following five Chinese vegan innovators will have you reaching for the bok choy before you can say compliments to the chef. As a source of inspiration, Instagram is hard to beat. Especially when it comes to cooking. Swipe through instructions, gorgeous pictures, and helpful videos all make embracing a new cuisine so easy. Even […]

4 Staple African Pantry Ingredients to Elevate Your Plant-Based Cooking

6 Mins Read African cuisine is full of super grains, surprising grasses, and protein-rich ingredients that will elevate your palate. Not only are these foods healthy, but buying them can also support developing economies — and sourcing them is as simple as a click online.  The following are some of the most versatile African pantry staples to start […]

10 Delicious Meat-Free Asian Dinner Recipes

5 Mins Read No one can deny that consuming less meat, especially the intensive farming kind, is a positive habit. If we were to skip eating meat just one day a week, not only is it healthier for you, it’ll help out the planet a whole lot. While you’re out smashing deadlines and meeting quotas, we’ve found delicious and healthy […]

The 7 Best IKEA Vegan Food Options To Eat In-Store And At Home

5 Mins Read IKEA has made notable commitments to increasing its vegan food ranges. It is upping the plant-based stakes in its restaurants, at its takeaway counters, and in the food halls. But which items are worth trying? Pledging to make its menus all 50 percent plant-based by 2025, IKEA is offering consumers access to more sustainable choices. […]

Is Milk Bad For You? And What About the Planet? We Investigate

11 Mins Read Is it time to accept that milk may be bad for you, for the planet, and indeed, for the animals? Let’s take a closer look at the industry. Humans have been consuming animal milk for centuries. In fact, scientists believe that we may have drunk raw milk for the first time 10,000 years ago. But […]

The Many Ways AI & ChatGPT Will Disrupt Food Tech

5 Mins Read AI and ChatGPT offer a wide range of use cases across the food tech supply chain- we explore the most exciting. You may be part of the more than 100 million people that have given ChatGPT, Open AI’s optimized language model, a whirl. It launched in December and has since created a media maelstrom with […]

Hot Dry Noodles: The Traditionally Vegan and Addictive Dish From Wuhan

3 Mins Read Hot dry noodles are the Asian dish you need to try. As a Hong Kong-based journalist hailing from Wuhan reminded us in a heartfelt open letter, it’s time to take stock and reflect on some of the traditions her hometown is known for, including the beloved local dish “Hot Dry Noodles”–which happens to be accidentally […]