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WWF’s Peter McFeely On Planet-Based Diets: No Global Change Without Localized Food Systems

7 Mins Read The World Wildlife Federation (WWF)’s Global Head of Communications, Food Practice, Peter McFeely, talks to Green Queen‘s Sonalie Figueiras about the organization’s new Planet-Based Diets Calculator tool, why local change is crucial for global food system transformation, the difference between sustainable diets and healthy diets and the problem of overconsumption. What is the WWF Planet-Based […]

Thai Union’s Alt Protein MD Talks Sustainable Seafood Solutions, Cultivated Meat And The Future Of Plant-Based

8 Mins Read Global seafood company Thai Union has made alternative proteins a key part of its future business strategy. Not only has the company launched multiple lines of plant-based seafood alternatives including vegan tuna under its flagship John West brand and OMG Meat, an Asian range featuring crab meat, shrimp dumplings, and fish nuggets, the Thai giant […]

“The Data Shows That Consumers Are Committed To Incorporating Plant-Based Meat Into Their Diets,” PBFA’s Julie Emmett Talks Industry Trends

7 Mins Read An interview with PBFA’s Vice President of Marketplace Development about the data from their latest report, the evolution of the US plant-based foods industry and where things are going next. US industry group the Plant Based Foods Association released their annual State of the Marketplace 2022 Summary Report this week, and the results were broadly […]

Vow Founder On That Mammoth Meatball: “We Needed To Do Something So Outrageous That It Would Break Through Into Mainstream Media.

6 Mins Read Green Queen‘s Sonalie Figueiras shares her reservations about Vow’s global headline-grabbing cultivated mammoth meatball event with company founder and CEO George Peppou in this exclusive interview. “We created the mammoth meatball to serve as a starting point for this conversation.” So writes George Peppou, the founder and CEO of Australian cultivated meat company Vow, in […]

Cult Snax Leader & Gen Z Seer Andrea Hernández On Brand Building, The Gen Z Paradox & How To Market Sustainability

11 Mins Read Andrea Hernández is the founder of Snaxshot, a platform for emerging food and beverage brands whose newsletter has become a must-read amongst young founders and veteran CPG brand folks alike thanks to her astute observations and just snarky-enough cultural musings. She highlights trends, showcases under-the-radar brands and calls out BS as she sees it. Below […]

Lobbies, Food Tech & Neophobia: In Conversation with George Monbiot About How To Feed The World Without Devouring The Planet

15 Mins Read It’s hard to think of someone who holds truth to power as effectively and as committedly as George Monbiot. The multi-award-winning British thinker, journalist, activist, and long-time environmentalist has been speaking out on the ills of capitalism and the climate crisis for almost 40 years, during which he has been attacked, arrested and shot at. […]

Food Culture Expert Eve Turow-Paul of Food For Climate League: ‘Small Changes To Menu Language Can Dramatically Impact Consumer Choice’

6 Mins Read Green Queen‘s Sonalie Figueiras interviews non-profit founder and food culture expert Eve Turow-Paul about food, climate and how to empower people to change what’s on their plate for a more sustainable future. Author, consultant and food culture expert Eve Turow-Paul is on a mission to reframe the food and climate narrative and empower consumers and […]

Q+A w/ Hang Lung’s John Haffner & LVMH’s Nicolas Martin: ‘There’s This Sense Coming Out of COP27 That We Need To Do Things Faster And Differently.’ 

10 Mins Read Hang Lung Properties’ John Haffner and LVMH’s Nicolas Martin, talk to Green Queen about their new climate and sustainability partnership. Last month, Chinese real estate leader Hang Lung Properties and French luxury giant LVMH group announced a ground-breaking three-year climate and sustainability partnership. The collaboration, the first of its kind globally, looks to redefine the […]

‘The Responsibility To Lead Change Falls To Governments and Business Groups, Not Consumers’ – Q&A w/ Muuse CEO Jonathan Tostevin

7 Mins Read An interview with Jonathan Tostevin, CEO of Muuse, one of Asia’s leading reusable packaging startups on the company’s biggest wins, the importance of regulation and the economics of reuse. As of 2022, Muuse‘s data-driven cup and lunchbox reuse systems are present in Singapore, Hong Kong and Toronto. The company is on a mission to eliminate […]

‘It’s Scary For Businesses To Take Risks’: Britty Mann of Planted Society on Vegan Menu Activism

10 Mins Read This November, the City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability is launching a month-long plant-based restaurant campaign and it’s all thanks to Britty Mann. Green Queen‘s Sonalie Figueiras talks to the Austin, Texas-based food educator and community activist about her mission to empower local chefs and restaurants to decarbonize their menus. Britty Mann was tired of […]

Q&A w/ AgFunder’s Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgriFood Expert & Journalist

6 Mins Read Green Queen founder Sonalie Figueiras recently chatted with Louisa Burwood-Taylor, AgFunder’s Head of Media & Research, about what makes an interesting story, covering portfolio company competitors, the rise of angel investing, and whether or not hype is a good thing. What started out as a newsletter a decade ago is now a US$150+ million agri-food-tech […]

‘We Can All Win’- Early Alt Protein VC Chris Kerr Talks Overhype, The Role Of Media And Why Success Is About Sticking To The Basics

17 Mins Read A few weeks, I sat down (via Zoom) with Chris Kerr to talk about the alternative protein industry. Chris is the founding partner and Chief Investment Officer at Unovis Capital Management and their early-stage venture capital fund New Crop Capital to. Their investment thesis revolves around identifying companies that are successfully creating products that can […]

‘We Need To Find Solutions That Work For Everyone’ – A Chat with Chris Huriwai and Amy Taylor of ‘Milked’ Documentary

10 Mins Read Vegan Māori activist Chris Huriwai and director Amy Taylor talk about the film ‘Milked’ and how it exposes New Zealand’s multibillion-dollar dairy industry, the ongoing cover-up of its environmental and ethical track record. and where we go from here. The New Zealand dairy industry is worth close to $8 billion. It is home to some of […]

From 0 to 130M in 16 months: TiNDLE’s Andre Menezes Is Taking On The World’s Most Consumed Meat And So Far, He’s Winning

5 Mins Read Andre Menezes is the co-founder and CEO of Next Gen Foods, maker of vegan chicken TiNDLE, currently served at over 200 restaurants across six international cities. Today, the company announced a record-breaking $100 million Series A, the largest such round in the plant-based meat sector. We spoke to Menezes about why investors love Next Gen, […]