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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 […]

‘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, […]

$2 Million Strong: How Vegan Baby Food Startup Mamamade Overcame Investment Machismo To Serve Busy Parents Better

5 Mins Read UK-based Mamamade is making history, as well as healthy baby food. The organic, plant-based infant meal company has just revealed a 300 percent oversubscribed crowdfunding raise on the Seedrs platform, bringing in £1.5 million ($2 million). Executives from Allplants, Made.com and Bulb, amongst others, participated. The baby food market is worth over $60 billion, with […]

Chef and Storyteller Priyanka Naik On Tiffins, Vegan South Indian Food, and Why Sustainable Traveling Matters

7 Mins Read South-Indian-American Chef Priyanka Naik is a self-taught vegan cook with a popular cooking blog. Her authenticity in representing Indian culture through food, colour and travel has earned her a glut of fans, celebrity status in the foodie world and a book deal. Her just released cookbook The Modern Tiffin: On-The-Go Vegan Dishes With Global Flair […]

A Chat w/ Brinc x Halo Impact On Their New Accelerator

4 Mins Read Hong Kong-headquartered investor and accelerator Brinc has just partnered with Halo Impact to launch a new Circular Economy Accelerator Program. Dedicated to tech-forward circular economy solutions across a number of industries, the new program will accelerate much-needed solutions for everything from renewables to sustainable packaging with startups receiving up to $100,000 in funding and access […]