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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 […]

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 […]

Vegan Doctors Debut Online Healthcare Service With Focus On Plant-Based Diets

5 Mins Read Recently, vegan doctors from the UK launched an online lifestyle medicine service based on plant-based nutrition that will offer patients access to nutritionists and registered dietitians along with helping them transition to a sustainable and healthier lifestyle. Vegan medical doctors Shireen Kassam and Laura Freeman recently launched a healthcare service, Plant Based Health Online (PBHO), […]

Plant-Based High-Carb Diet Does Not Lead To Weight Gain, NIH Study Finds

3 Mins Read A new study from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) finds that contrary to popular belief, high-carb and low-fat plant-based diets do not necessarily lead to any weight gain. While the study was only conducted on a small-scale, the findings do suggest that factors resulting in overeating and weight gain are far more complex […]

Watching Nature On TV & VR Boosts Your Wellbeing, According To New Study

3 Mins Read According to a new study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, researchers found that watching high-quality nature programmes on TV can help boost people’s moods and reduce negative feelings that result from boredom while alone indoors. Conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter, a new study shows that experiencing nature through programmes on […]

10 Myths About Plant-Based Diets Debunked By A Cardiologist

4 Mins Read Every January, thousands of people around the world join the Veganuary movement, a 31-day pledge to go vegan for the planet, animals and health. While veganism has become one of the hottest trends recently, there are still loads of myths about the meat and dairy-free diet. Now, Dr. Alberto García Guerrero, a cardiologist and expert […]

‘Reinvented’ High-Protein Instant Ramen Brand Immi Makes First Debut

3 Mins Read After a successful soft launch that turned investors’ heads, Immi has just made its official debut, offering a range of “reinvented” instant ramen noodles that are high in protein and completely plant-based. Based in San Francisco and founded by an Asian American duo, the new startup seeks to revive the stagnant instant noodle category that […]

Stay Cheezy: We Are ‘Nuts’ About These 6 Artisanal Hong Kong Plant-Based Cheesemakers

5 Mins Read While we do have some great commercial brands available locally (Daiya, Miyoko, Follow Your Heart, Sheese, MozzaRisella), the entire Green Queen team personally loves the local, artisan vegan cheese offerings and of late, Hong Kong’s fermented nut and seed cheese scene is really lit! Below, we showcase 6 plant-based brands to build your ultimate fromage board with. […]

Alchemy Foodtech Raises 7-Figure Round To Bring Its GI-Lowering Powder To Chinese Market

4 Mins Read Singapore startup Alchemy Foodtech has announced the completion of its 7-figure bridge funding round, led by major seafood producer Thai Union and a number of key alternative protein venture capitals. The financing will help the food tech accelerate its expansion plans, which includes increasing its production capacity and introducing its flagship GI-lowering powder to the […]