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Leaders Of Tomorrow: 2020 GEN T List Features 6 Asia Alt Protein Trailblazers For The First Time

5 Mins Read Launched by Tatler Asia, the annual Generation T (Gen.T) list recognises 400 figures who are shaping the region’s future, from founders and entrepreneurs to tech gurus and creatives who are working to drive positive impact. Last year saw Green Queen’s founder and editor-in-chief featured as a Gen.T honouree for her work in advancing sustainability alongside […]

Latin America’s Alt Protein Scene Is Hot Right Now, Here’s What You Need To Know

7 Mins Read The appetite for alternative proteins is reaching new heights all over the world, especially in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, which has kicked off even greater consumer enthusiasm and investor interest in the fast-growing food tech world where entrepreneurs are racing to develop safer, more sustainable, and healthier proteins to meet rising demand. Latin […]

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, […]

Impossible Foods Launches Retail At 200 Stores In Hong Kong & Singapore

6 Mins Read During an exclusive virtual media conference held today (October 20), which featured the food tech’s senior executives attended by Green Queen, Impossible Foods officially announced the first retail launch of its plant-based products in Asia. From this week onwards, consumers in Hong Kong and Singapore will be able to purchase plant-based Impossible Beef in major […]

Australian Plant Meat Startup v2food Closes Record US$55M Series B To Gear Up For Asia Launch

3 Mins Read Australian plant-based meat startup v2food has just announced a AU$77 million (US$55 million) Series B round, breaking records as the largest funding round in the category within the country. The financing was led by major institutional investors, including Li Ka-shing’s Horizons Ventures, Singapore’s sovereign fund Temasek and Sequoia Capital China. V2food says the capital will […]

Dairy Farmer’s Grandson Launches Plant-Based Cheese Range At Major U.K. Retailers

3 Mins Read Founded two years ago by a grandson of a Devonshire dairy farmer, Amsterdam-based plant-based cheese brand Willicroft is now bringing its products back into the U.K. market. Launching at major retailers including Waitrose, Wholefoods, Planet Organic and The Vegan Kind, Willicroft has ambitious plans to introduce its plant-based cheeses across Europe and is also targeting […]

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 […]

Impossible Foods Founder Says Cell-Based Is ‘Never Going To Be A Thing’, JUST CEO Counters With ‘North Of 15 Years’ Timeline

3 Mins Read At the recent Smart Kitchen Summit (SKS) held virtually this year and hosted by food tech news The Spoon, the founders of two of the world’s most recognisable alternative protein startups didn’t hold back in a showcase of their difference of opinions when it came to the future of cell-based meat. While Impossible Foods founder […]

EU Awards First-Ever Public Funding For Cell-Based Meat Project

3 Mins Read A cultured meat research consortium project called Meat4All has just been awarded a €2.7 million (US$3.16 million) grant under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 R&D funding programme. It marks the first cell-based meat project to receive public funding from the EU, a major indicator of the bloc’s recognition of the solution that the sector holds […]

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 […]

McDonald’s x OmniLuncheon: Here’s The 411 On The New #PlantBased Menu

4 Mins Read Green Monday has made headlines yet again, now with a groundbreaking partnership between its food tech arm OmniFoods and McDonald’s Hong Kong, making it the first plant-based startup in the world to land a major long-term collab with the holy grail of the fast food giants. It saw an all-new completely vegetarian menu land across […]

7-11: Vegan Ready Meals Are Now Available All 800 Hong Kong Stores

3 Mins Read Just a day after Green Monday made headlines for its long-term collaboration with McDonald’s Hong Kong, launching an industry-first vegetarian menu across locations in the city and in Macau, the plant-based group is expanding its presence yet again. This time, Green Monday is rolling out its OmniEat vegan ready meals across all 800 locations of […]