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Dutch Government Plans To Slash Livestock Numbers By 30% To Cut Emissions

3 Mins Read The Netherlands is now considering a proposal to slash the number of livestock in the country by nearly a third, in a bid to tackle emissions and ammonia pollution. The plan, which comes amid rising global awareness over the environmental impact of animal agriculture, could also impose cuts on the livestock industry’s land use.  Dutch […]

Vegan Teen Celebrity Chef Omari McQueen Is Making School Meals Meatless

4 Mins Read Omari McQueen, the UK’s youngest plant-based chef, is now working on a new project to promote meatless menus in schools across the country. In partnership with British vegan brand Meatless Farm, the award-winning teen chef will be churning out plant-based recipes and video content to encourage sustainable and healthy eating habits, and co-develop meatless menus […]

GOOD Meat Raises $97M, Bringing Its Total Funding For Cultivated Meat To $267M

3 Mins Read Food tech company Eat Just’s cultivated meat division GOOD Meat has raised US$97 million in new funding, adding to the $170 million round the company announced in May of this year and bringing GOOD’s overall round to $267 million. The new funds will go towards further research and development for GOOD’s cultivated meat products. New […]

GHGs From Meat Production Are Double Those From Plant-Based Foods, Study Finds

4 Mins Read Global greenhouse gas emissions from from animal-based foods such as beef and dairy are twice as high as those of plant-based foods, according to a new study published this week on Nature Food. The entire food production system, which includes crop cultivation, livestock production, irrigation, the use of fertilizers and pesticides, and transporting food, produces […]

Michelin-Starred Chef Alain Ducasse Opens New ‘95% Plant-Based’ Restaurant

3 Mins Read Chef Alain Ducasse, the famous Monégasque chef behind the three-Michelin-starred restaurant The Dorchester, has just opened a brand new restaurant in Paris. This time, the renowned chef is doing something different. Unlike his previous meat, seafood and dairy-heavy menus, Sapid restaurant in Paris is going to serve up 95% plants.  Plant-based is yet again taking […]

Can Swapping Meat For Vegan Alternatives Promote Gut Health?

4 Mins Read As plant-based meat alternatives continue to surge in popularity, many are wondering: are these substitutes really healthier than animal meat? A new study suggests that in general, it’s a yes. According to a new study led by researchers from London and Moscow, the occasional replacement of animal meat with vegan meat alternatives can lead to […]

A Third of Meat Free Monday Participants Go Vegetarian, New Study Finds

3 Mins Read One third of all people who partake in Meat Free Monday turn vegetarian after five years, a new study finds. The study indicates the effectiveness of promoting plant-based dietary shifts through campaigns that engage participants for a longer period of time, say the researchers.  New research has found that one in three Meat Free Monday […]

Nucao Vegan Chocolate Makers Secure €14M As Climate-Positive Snacks Take Off

4 Mins Read The Nu Company, the Leipzig-based startup behind the vegan chocolate and protein brands Nucao and Numove, has just bagged €14 million in a Series A round of financing. Proceeds from the round will fuel Nu’s ongoing expansion, amid a record-breaking year of sales for the company, driven by rising consumer demand for health-conscious and plant-based […]

Givaudan Eyes Fermentation Bio-Based Ingredients With Ginkgo Partnership

3 Mins Read Givaudan, the world’s biggest flavour and fragrance corporation, is now looking to develop more sustainable bio-based ingredients through fermentation. It’s now working with Ginkgo Bioworks, the Boston startup with expertise in cell programming and fermentation, in a new multi-year collaboration to produce a series of novel sustainable ingredients.  Ginkgo Bioworks has landed a multi-year partnership […]