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The Future Of Food: We’re Now Making Protein From Thin Air

5 Mins Read One of the biggest ways we can reduce our individual environmental impact and boost our health is to reduce our reliance on traditional livestock farmed meat. Though the concept of plant-based meat still remains foreign to some, alternatives like Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have become popular amongst mainstream audiences. Now, we’re seeing even more […]

TurtleTree Labs: Singapore Lab-Grown Dairy Startup Produces Milk Without The Cows

3 Mins Read Singapore-based biotech startup TurtleTree Labs is developing dairy milk in laboratory settings, which will come at a fraction of the environmental footprint when compared to conventional dairy milk. By producing lab-grown milk that recreates the exact composition, functionality and taste of milk, TurtleTree Labs hopes to disrupt a multibillion dollar industry that is a major […]

INTERVIEW: Alpha Foods Founder Cole Orobetz “Think Your Biggest Thoughts To Have The Biggest Impact”

8 Mins Read We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Cole Orobetz, the co-founder and COO of Los Angeles-based startup Alpha Foods that has developed plant-based meat alternatives from “beefy” burrito ready-meals to “chicken” nuggets all made from non-GMO soy and now proudly palm-oil free. Born in 2015, the company has recently partnered up with Green […]

Green Common Launches Plant-Based Future Bar Concept At K11 Musea

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s plant-based grocery and café chain Green Common has just launched brand new concept Future Bar at Tsim Sha Tsui’s eco cultural destination K11 Musea. With a mission to offer a space for family bonding, Future Bar will showcase new kid-friendly plant-based menu items alongside Green Common’s iconic favourites. This marks another step forward […]

Future Foods: Here Are The 50 Plants You Will Be Eating In The Future

7 Mins Read Our global food system is in trouble. By 2050, estimates suggest that the global population will grow to 10 billion and our current agricultural infrastructure cannot guarantee a healthy and nutritionally balanced diet for that people. While there are many issues we need to overcome, including the environmental costs of factory farming, our over-reliance on […]

Spanish Startup Novameat Develops 3D-Printed “Fleshy” Vegan Meat

3 Mins Read Spanish food tech startup Novameat develops vegan-friendly 3D-printed “meat” using only plant-based proteins. The company first shot to fame in 2018 when it debuted the world’s first 3D-printed plant-based steak, and it has since managed to expand and print vegan chicken and fish fillet. Thanks to a recent round of funding, the company hopes to […]

Why India Urgently Needs A Sustainable Protein Revolution

6 Mins Read India will become the most populous country, the largest economy and experience the greatest rise in meat consumption. We need to think more about how India will eat meat in the next 30 years and what that means for the global food system and our environment. I recently completed an internship at GoodDot, India’s largest plant-based […]

The Best Omnipork Dishes To Try Across Hong Kong

8 Mins Read Unlike Silicon Valley-based food tech startups that have predominantly focused on plant-based beef products, Hong Kong’s very own startup Omnipork has developed a vegan alternative for pork – Asia’s most consumed meat. Made with only plant ingredients – a combination of shiitake mushrooms, peas, non-GMO soy and rice – Omnipork is a minced pork analag […]

Digital Food Revolution: Japanese Startup Open Meals Is 3D-Printing Sustainable Sushi

3 Mins Read Japanese future foods startup Open Meals is developing technology for 3D-printed food made from sustainable ingredients that can be transported all over the world. The company has managed to create made-to-order pixelated printed sushi dubbed “8-bit sushi”, which will be debuting in a Tokyo restaurant Sushi Singularity by 2020. This marks the world’s first standardised […]

The 5 Best Food Tech Startups At Food’s Future Summit

6 Mins Read The Food’s Future Summit took place on the 11th – 12th October, showcasing the most innovative food industry players as well as keynotes, exclusive launches and panel talks about solutions to our global food system. At our current rate, we may only be able to feed half of the global population by 2050 – making […]

Meet The Vegan Entrepreneur Who Created Vietnam’s Dairy-Free Cheese Market

3 Mins Read Kashew Cheese is a startup on a mission to create a dairy-free cheese market in Vietnam. The young company produces healthy, plant-based artisan cheeses made with local ingredients, notably cashews, which are fresh and abundant in the country. Founded by vegan Lê Na when she realised that foreign vegan cheese brands were buying up huge […]

Cathay Pacific First Major Airline To Serve Vegan Pork On Inflight Dining

3 Mins Read After multiple successful collaborations with Hong Kong’s most iconic food service chains, including Tsui Wah Restaurants, Fairwood, Teawood and Maxim’s Treats Food Hall, Green Monday’s plant pork alternative Omnipork will now also be served on Cathay Pacific flights. This marks the first time that the vegan minced pork analogue will be available to passengers on […]

Lab-Grown Food To Drive Collapse Of Beef & Dairy Industry By 2030 Says New Report

4 Mins Read A new report conducted by independent think tank RethinkX concludes that the beef and dairy industries are in a “death spiral” and will collapse by 2030, predicting that the bold disruption will be driven by new food technologies, including cell-based meat and plant-based analogs, that are rapidly innovating to replace the currently carbon and resource-intensive […]

Better Nature: Foodtech Startup On A Mission To Make Indonesian Tempeh Mainstream

3 Mins Read Foodtech startup Better Nature is on a mission to revolutionise tempeh, the high-protein traditional Indonesian fermented soybean product which is a staple of the country’s daily diet. The company’s founding team, which includes a Hong Konger and an Indonesian, are passionate about providing tempeh products to the world in the hopes of making the global […]

Green Common Debuts Animal-Free Chicken Nuggets & We’re Lovin’ It

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s plant-based grocery and café chain Green Common has rolled out Alpha Nuggets, a vegan take on fast food favourite chicken nuggets, across all its locations in the city. This marks another step forward in the accelerating market for plant-based meat alternatives, which have grown in popularity across the world and particularly in Asia.  […]

INTERVIEW: Heura Plant-Based Chicken Co-Founder Bernat Añaños Martinez On Vegan Revolution “There Is No Stopping Us”

6 Mins Read We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Bernat Añaños Martinez, CMO of Spanish plant-based startup Heura by Foods For Tomorrow. The 30-strong team, who call themselves “rebels with a cause” at Foods For Tomorrow, have recently partnered up with Green Monday to launch their products in Hong Kong and Singapore on Green Common’s […]