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Interview: Quinoa Marketing’s Emmanuel Besserve ‘LatAm Vegan Businesses Will See Demand Rising Aggressively This Year’

5 Mins Read Frenchman Emmanuel Besserve been living in Panama for the past 13 years. He is the co-founder of Oops Vegan, an educational vegan blog and online community, and Quinoa Marketing, a marketing agency for plant-based and sustainable businesses. Given his Latin American expertise, we knew he was the person to speak to about the rise of […]

Project Well: Food-As-Medicine Platform Raises US$2M For Healthy Meal Plans

3 Mins Read U.S.- based food-as-medicine nutrition platform, Project Well recently raised US$2M in a seed funding round that saw the support of food systems, healthcare and technology investors in an effort to design nutritious food plans for those people with poor lifestyles and dietary choices. Headquartered in Connecticut, Project Well raised US$2M in a seed funding round […]

Sweetgreen To Expand Plant-Powered Salad Menu To Meet Net-Zero Pledge By 2027

4 Mins Read Sweetgreen, the American fast casual salad chain, is the latest food establishment to hop on the sustainability bandwagon, pledging to become carbon neutral within the next six years. Describing the commitment as the “right thing to do”, the popular healthy go-to salad spot says that it will be increasing its range of plant-powered options and […]

Total Agri-Food Tech Funding In 2020 To Reach US$30.5 Billion, New Data Shows

5 Mins Read Investment into the agri-food tech industry in 2020 is expected to top US$30.5 billion, representing a 34.5% increase from the year before, according to new statistics. As the pandemic continues to spotlight the critical need for resilient supply chain solutions, funding has been pouring into a range of ventures in the industry, spanning from novel […]

Free4DairyFree: Non Profit Campaign Seeks To End Surcharge On Plant-Based Milk At U.K. Coffee Shops

4 Mins Read Free4DairyFree has started a campaign to sustainably end the extra charges applied on plant-based milk alternatives at cafés, coffee shops, and other U.K. retailers. Launched by Manchester-based Nicole McCulloch and George Bloor, Free4DairyFree is a not-for-profit that calls on coffee shops and retailers in the U.K. to remove surcharges on plant based milk alternatives like […]

Veecoco: German Twins Launch Global Online Classes To Promote Plant-Based Cooking

4 Mins Read Founded by ‘vegan twins’ brothers Samuel and Lukas Schanderl, Veecoco aims to raise awareness about plant-based cooking through online vegan cooking classes. Based in Berlin, Germany, Veecoco will give users an opportunity to learn plant-based cooking across international cuisines such as Japanese, Italian, Thai, and more taught by renowned world chefs. The idea for Veecoco […]

Singapore Unveils New US$45.2M Agritech Fund To Empower Farmers Through Food Tech Innovation

4 Mins Read In a recent announcement, the Singapore government will dedicate S$60 million (US$45.2 million) for a new agritech fund that will focus on supporting farmers through the use of technology that ultimately boosts domestic food production. The purpose of the Agri-Food Cluster Transformation Fund is to help farmers through the use technology in local food production. […]

Denmark Recommends Carbon-Friendly Foods In New Dietary Guidelines

4 Mins Read Denmark’s updated dietary guidelines includes recommendations on consuming more carbon-friendly foods like vegetables, fruits and legumes as part of the country’s climate action plan. The new official dietary guidelines also suggest lowering intake of meat and dairy products, which are carbon-intensive to produce.  Published by the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration in January this year, […]

Asian Example: Here’s How South Korea Is Recycling 95% Of Its Food Waste

4 Mins Read South Korea used to recycle just 2% of its food waste, but has since impressively brought this figure up to 95%. How? The country has tapped innovative technologies such as smart bins and bolstering local food production by setting up urban farms, as well as introducing compulsory household food waste recycling. It’s setting an example […]

Big Idea Ventures Launch Fund To Support Rural U.S. Economies Through Alt Protein Innovation

4 Mins Read New York and Singapore-based venture capital firm, Big Idea Ventures recently launched a fund to strengthen rural economies across the U.S. through alternative protein innovation and other agricultural technologies. Founded in 2018, Big Idea Ventures (BIV), a venture capital company that invests in early-stage alternative protein innovation has launched the Generation Food Rural Partners (GFRP) […]

Pairwise: Food-Gene Editing Company Closes US$90M Series B Round To Scale Its Food Innovation Tech

4 Mins Read North Carolina-based biotech company, Pairwise recently secured US$90M funding in its Series B round which will boost its gene-editing creation of new fruit and vegetable varieties and break down barriers to increase consumption of fresh produce among American consumers. Located in Durham, North Carolina, Pairwise successfully closed its round of funding that was led by […]

Nutrapharma Creates Protein Powder Supplements From Scraps To Fight Food Waste

3 Mins Read U.K.-based Nutrapharma has recently pioneered a food waste solution that involves creating protein powder for saleable supplements from excess fruits and vegetables to lessen carbon emissions produced by scraps and provide a plant-based solution to the protein industry. Located in the UK, Nutrapharma has developed a way to tackle food waste by making protein-rich powder […]

Michelin’s Green Star Rating Explained: What Is It, How It Came About & Restaurant Awardee Highlights

5 Mins Read The Michelin Guides first debuted their new emblem for sustainable gastronomy in 2020 in France and Nordic countries, with the new clover leaf icon recognising “green” practices in the F&B industry. Now, for their 2021 edition, the world’s most prestigious dining guide has rolled out their new Green Star internationally, including in Hong Kong, Beijing, […]

Cory Booker: Vegan Senator Joins Committee For Agriculture & Nutrition

3 Mins Read With a past history in supporting small-scale farmers as well as taking steps to ban factory farming, Vegan Democrat Cory Booker has become the newest member to join the Senate Committee For Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, in an effort to restore balance in the broken food chain. Becoming the first vegan senator to join the […]