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Q&A w/ CellAgri Founder Ahmed Khan: Can Cell-Based Meat Be Halal?

5 Mins Read Cellular agriculture consultant Ahmed Khan is the founder of CellAgri, a news and market insights company exploring the space and tracking trends and startups. Ahmed is also the author of the first cellular agriculture eBook, ‘An Introduction to Cellular Agriculture,’ and regularly speaks at global industry conferences on the subject. Cell-cultivated meats, dairy and seafood are going to […]

Exclusive: Melati Wijsen Of Bye Bye Plastic Bags & Youthtopia ‘Systemic Change Is Key, We Need To Hold Those In Power Accountable’

12 Mins Read In 2013, when she was just twelve years old, Melati Wijsen and her sister Isabel started Bye Bye Plastic Bags, the Bali-based movement that became a global youth-driven sensation to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Bali and elsewhere. Since then, youths all over the world have been refusing single-use plastics in order to […]

Interview: Quinoa Marketing’s Emmanuel Besserve ‘LatAm Vegan Businesses Will See Demand Rising Aggressively This Year’

5 Mins Read Frenchman Emmanuel Besserve been living in Panama for the past 13 years. He is the co-founder of Oops Vegan, an educational vegan blog and online community, and Quinoa Marketing, a marketing agency for plant-based and sustainable businesses. Given his Latin American expertise, we knew he was the person to speak to about the rise of […]

The Interview – Anna Lappé of Diet for A Hot Planet: “The Real Power Comes From Collectivising Our Voice”

16 Mins Read Anna Lappé and her mother Francis Moore Lappé were decades ahead of their time with their activism, research, books, grant funds and education-giving about sustainable food systems. Lappé (daughter)’s book Diet for a Hot Planet set the stage for the conversation about the link between the industrial livestock industry and global carbon emissions, the raison d’être of […]

Q&A w/ Grounded Foods, The Vegan Dairy Startup That Makes Cheese From Hempseeds & Ugly Cauliflower

4 Mins Read Los Angeles-based vegan startup Grounded Foods began making its plant-based cheeses out of non-GMO hemp seeds and “ugly” cauliflowers last year. Now, the food tech is set to add three more products to its cheese offerings and is racing against coronavirus-related delays to bring its cruelty-free, food waste-fighting and vegan-friendly cheeses to consumers.  What makes […]

Change Foods Welcomes Irina Gerry: Why This Danone Senior Brand Manager Chose To Become CMO Of An Alt Dairy Startup

5 Mins Read Formerly Senior Brand Manager for plant-based brands at Danone and the the force behind major recent launches at Silk and So Delicious, Irina Gerry has recently joined the management team at U.S.-Australian food tech Change Foods, which uses microbial precision fermentation technology to develop animal-free dairy alternatives. The young startup recently closed an oversubscribed US$875,000 […]

Forget Your CV: Lucy Dearing Got Her Dream Vegan Job By Doing THIS

3 Mins Read Recessions, pandemics, robots taking over…Getting a job these days is not easy. Not to mention that millennials wants jobs with purpose and zillennials (AKA Gen Z) want to save the world with their career. And if you are vegan, it’s even more of a challenge. Vegan companies are few and far between compared to omni […]

Q&A: Meet The Butcher’s Daughter Who Advocates For Alt Meat “The Future Of Protein Will Look Different In Every Country”

7 Mins Read Auriane Borremans was born into a family of butchers and she went on to start her career in the food industry, where she gained experience almost multiple aspects of the food industry, from working at a Michelin-starred restaurant to studying food innovation and leadership and collaborating with major players like Chipotle and Starbucks to develop […]

Q&A w/ ReThink Organizer Chris Brown: “There’s Very Little Awareness Of The Impact Sustainability Can Have On Running A Business”

8 Mins Read Chris Brown is the founder and director of ReThink, Hong Kong’s first dedicated sustainability conference that brings together corporates, organisations and nonprofits together to answer how businesses can accelerate change towards a more sustainable future in the city. We recently had the opportunity to chat to Chris, who told us more about ReThink, what makes […]

Craig Leeson Of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ On His New Film ‘The Last Glaciers’: “We Don’t Have Long To Turn This Around”

14 Mins Read Craig Leeson is an award-winning journalist, filmmaker and television presenter best known for the acclaimed 2016 documentary A Plastic Ocean. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Leeson, who shared his journey from writing to radio, broadcasting and filmmaking and shedding light on some of the world’s most pressing issues through an adventure lens. […]

The Future Of Takeaway & Delivery Food Packaging: Q&A w/ BarePack Co-Founder Roxane Uzureau

7 Mins Read Founded just last year, barePack is a Singaporean startup that offers a convenient solution to make takeaway orders more sustainable and fight the mounting waste crisis caused by disposables. It is touted as the “world’s first unlimited returnable container subscription platform”, which allows its members to connect with reusable-friendly vendors for discounts and rewards. We […]

20 Things To Know About Howey Ou, China’s Only Teenage Climate Striker

7 Mins Read Meet Howey Ou, the 17-year-old girl who is the only teenage climate striker in China (there are other activists, but Ou is the only public striker). Every Friday, Howey takes to the streets to publicly demand the Chinese government to take climate action and lower emissions in order to avert a climate catastrophe. Since she […]