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Garden Hill: Hong Kong Chef Jan Yeung Launches Homegrown Vegan Dairy Brand

5 Mins Read When Chef Jan Yeung took a turn in her culinary career to dive into product development with Chef Peggy Chan of former Grassroots Pantry and Nectar fame, she began to notice one big gap in the Hong Kong market – plant-based alternatives for dairy products. From vegan mozzarella and herby cream cheeses to 100% animal-free […]

OrgHive: New Blockchain-Powered App Launches To Promote Organic Foods In China

4 Mins Read Launched earlier this year by Hong Kong-based digital transformation agency Integrated Management Systems (IMS), OrgHive is a new app designed to help consumers in China make healthier food choices while supporting organic brands targeting the mainland Chinese market. Powered by blockchain technology, the app offers greater transparency and trust to shoppers, who are increasingly conscious […]

Top U.K. Health Experts Call For Carbon Tax On Meat & High-Emissions Foods

3 Mins Read Leading health professionals in the U.K. have called on the government to introduce a carbon tax on high-emissions foods, such as meat and dairy products. It is part of a suite of measures being recommended to slash the country’s food-related greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. Published on Wednesday (November 4), a new report […]

Agri-Tech Asia: These 9 Sustainable Startups Are Fixing Our Food Systems

5 Mins Read At the upcoming Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit taking place virtually November 18-20 this year, nine exciting Asia-based startups will be pitching their sustainable technologies that will help build up our food system’s resilience to crises in the post-pandemic world. The cohort, selected for their groundbreaking solutions that range from mobile farming apps to alternative proteins, […]

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

6 Mins Read On a recent Twitter thread (where all intellectual conversations begin, naturellement) where fellow food writer Clarissa Wei (who has a newsletter too!) 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 […]

Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit To Spotlight Sustainable Food Solutions Amid Covid-19 Crisis

4 Mins Read Returning for its third edition amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis, the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit will take place November 18-20 this year, focusing on the crucial collective response to food security threats and the need to build up the food system’s resilience to crises in the post-pandemic world. Connecting together regional and global leaders across […]

Tofurky Sues Louisiana Over Law Prohibiting Use Of ‘Veggie Burger’ Label

4 Mins Read Plant-based meat brand Tofurky is challenging a new Louisiana law that would impose fines for meatless products labelled with terms such as “burger”, even if they have been clearly identified with the descriptions “vegan”, “plant-based” or “veggie”. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Tofurky by nonprofits the Good Food Institute (GFI) and Animal Legal […]

Saramsam: New York City’s First Vegan Filipino Restaurant Opens Its Doors

3 Mins Read Overthrow Hospitality has just opened the doors of Saramsam – the first vegan Filipino restaurant in the Big Apple. With Philippine-born chef Raj Abat leading the kitchen, Saramsam will celebrate traditional Filipino classics and authentic dishes, giving the often overshadowed cuisine the limelight it has long deserved with a plant-based twist.  Translating to “casual dining” […]

Nestlé To Roll Out More Plant-Based Products Amid Pandemic Demand Boost

3 Mins Read As the demand for plant-based foods continues to surge, Nestlé says it will step up innovation and begin to launch more plant-based products in the next few weeks. Since the beginning of this year, the Swiss food giant has made clear its intentions to aggressively pursue innovation in vegan and vegetarian categories, but it has […]

Ag-Tech FluroSat Wins Future Food Asia 2020 Award, Japan’s DAIZ & Thailand’s Let’s Plant Meat Score Plant Protein Prize

4 Mins Read A number of exciting food and agri-tech startups in Asia-Pacific have been recognised for their disruptive and sustainable solutions to tackle our broken food system. Announced at the recent Future Food Asia conference, Australian tech-enabled full crop cycle analytics provider FluroSat won the top Future Food Asia 2020 Award, while next-generation plant-based startups Let’s Plant […]