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Humanity Must Act Now To ‘Reinvent Relationship With Planet’, Urge Nobel Laureates

4 Mins Read Humanity must act now on climate change and “reinvent our relationship with planet Earth”, say Nobel laureates and experts in a statement. The letter, co-signed by dozens of leading international scientists, summarises the conclusions made during the Nobel Prize ‘Our Planet, Our Future’ Summit hosted in late April, which stresses the “existential need” to act […]

Chinova Bioworks Expands Production Of Upcycled Mushroom Ingredient To Meet Clean Label Food Demand

4 Mins Read Canadian firm Chinova Bioworks has ramped up their production capabilities to meet the fast-growing demand for clean-label food products. The company’s flagship ingredient, Chiber, is derived from the upcycled stems of white button mushrooms and functions as a natural, synthetic-free preservative. Chinova Bioworks is rapidly expanding its manufacturing capacity with a newly constructed 20,000 square […]

Scientists Find Link Between Eating Mushrooms & Lower Risk Of Cancer

3 Mins Read You might want to think twice before you take a pass at mushrooms. Scientists have recently discovered that diets high in mushroom consumption are associated with a lower risk of developing cancer. The study, led by Pennsylvania State University researchers, found that this superfood is the highest dietary source of a “unique and potent antioxidant […]

VictuaLiv: Latinx Military Veteran Desiree Mora Creates The Ultimate MultiVitamin For Vegans

3 Mins Read Co-founded by latinx military vet Desiree Mora, VictuaLiv is a new vegan supplement featuring nine essential vitamins and minerals to help consumers easily transition to a plant-based diet based on research on the most important nutrients for those following an animal-free eating regime. When founder Mora’s son was born, she began researching, reading, and watching […]

Stressed About The Climate Crisis? How Therapists Are Treating Eco-Anxiety

12 Mins Read By: Isobel Whitcomb Andrew Bryant, a therapist based in Tacoma, Washington, felt helpless the first time climate change came up in his office. It was 2016, and a client was agonizing over whether to have a baby. His partner wanted one, but the young man couldn’t stop envisioning this hypothetical child growing up in an […]

U.S. Animal Agriculture Subsidies Soared In 2020 Despite Climate & Health Damage

4 Mins Read Farm subsidies and bailouts for animal agriculture companies in the U.S. skyrocketed in 2020 to continue to prop up the carbon-intensive and health damaging industry, new data has revealed. Describing the coronavirus-stricken period as a “blowout year” for the sector, sustainable farm policy nonprofit Agriculture Fairness Alliance (APA) are calling for American tax dollars to […]

Every Single Country Is Failing On Climate Education & Child Well-Being, Study Shows

4 Mins Read Not a single country in the world is equipping younger generations with the adequate climate education or a healthy environment to flourish in the future, a new analysis revealed. The research, undertaken by environmental curriculum provider Earth Warriors, also found huge disparities between high-income and low-income countries with regard to child well-being, but notes that […]

Plant-Based Diets Are Better For Our Hearts, New Study Finds

4 Mins Read According to a recent study conducted by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine, eating high amounts of plant-based food like berries and green leafy vegetables can help slow down heart failure and boost cardiac function and cognitive health. Published in the peer-reviewed British Journal of Nutrition, a new study found that maintaining a plant-based […]

Consumers Across The Globe Are Willing To Change Their Behaviour To Become Healthier & Sustainable, New Survey Shows

4 Mins Read The results of a a newly released global consumer insights survey suggests that consumers are willing to change their lifestyles with ‘one’s wellbeing’ considered as the top area of interest for consumers in all markets, irrespective of age and demographic. The survey, conducted by global market research firm GlobeScan across 27 markets, shows that people want to take […]

Lia Debuts World’s First Biodegradable & Flushable Pregnancy Test To Market

3 Mins Read Lia, the women-founded startup developing eco-friendly reproductive health and wellness products, has just launched the world’s first biodegradable and flushable pregnancy test. After years of research and development, the much-anticipated 100% plastic-free product that takes aim at the 20 million pregnancy tests thrown away annually in the U.S. alone, is now available to consumers.  Lia […]

‘Sperm Counts Could Reach Zero By 2045’:‘Everywhere’ Plastic Toxins Behind Fertility Crisis That Threatens Human Survival

5 Mins Read Declining sperm counts and changing reproductive development is leading to a fertility crisis that could endanger human life, says leading epidemiologist Dr. Shanna Swan. Driving the trend is our growing exposure to “everywhere chemicals” and environmental toxins found in everything from plastic containers to beauty products, which are damaging the planet as well as the […]

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 […]

Hong Kong’s Maskology Partners With A Plastic Ocean Foundation On Biodegradable Face Masks

5 Mins Read Hong Kong-based independent face mask brand Maskology has announced a new partnership with environmental nonprofit A Plastic Ocean Foundation to begin developing biodegradable disposable face masks. While anti-plastic campaigners have long called for a switch to reusable options, high-risk populations and personal preferences may still be a barrier to adopting more sustainable face coverings. By […]

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 […]