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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 […]

Vegan Chicken Brand VFC: Why We Banned The Term ‘Plant-Based’ In Our Marketing

5 Mins Read VFC, the vegan chicken brand co-founded by Veganuary’s Matthew Glover and chef Adam Lyons, doesn’t ever use the term “plant-based”. This is in stark contrast to the marketing approach of many alt-protein brands across the globe, which have done the opposite and favoured “plant-based” while shunning the word “vegan”. We wanted to know more about […]

Soybean Innovator Benson Hill’s CEO: ‘I Don’t Think You Can Get To Parity Level With Meat Without Ingredient Innovation’

12 Mins Read Matt Crisp is the CEO of Benson Hill, the company using AI to create sustainable foods and ingredients. Based in St Louis, Missouri, the firm describes itself as a “crop design” company combining AI, data analytics, food science and plant biology to unlock the ingredients that can be used to make novel sustainable proteins. Recently, […]

Q&A w/ Chef Toshio Tanahashi: The Shojin Master On That Eleven Madison Park Menu, The Controversy Of Plant-Based & Why We Must Respect Plants

10 Mins Read Chef Toshio Tanahashi is a master in shojin ryori, one of the oldest culinary traditions in Japan. Based in Okinawa, the southernmost part of Japan, the renowned shojin chef, who trained under Zen buddhist monks, is famously known as a “vegetable whisperer” with a wealth of knowledge and experience about pure plant-based cuisine before it […]

The Biggest Obstacle In The Climate Fight? Not Enough Women Leaders – Q&A w/ She Changes Climate Co-Founder Bianca Pitt

5 Mins Read She Changes Climate was founded in 2020 by Bianca Pitt, Antoinette Vermilye and Elise Buckle, with a mission to bring diversity into the COP international climate negotiations. Right now, the organisation is laser focused on broadening inclusion at the upcoming COP26 in November, with a goal to achieve a 50:50 split between men and women […]

Food System Change: ‘Who’s Making Decisions, Who’s Benefiting, Who’s Gaining The Wealth?’ Errol Schweizer’s Got Questions -Exclusive Interview

25 Mins Read Errol Schweizer has spent decades in the food industry, over 25 years in fact. He has held down many positions, from grill cook to stock clerk to purchasing manager. A native of New York’s the Bronx who studied biology and got his start in community organizing, Schweizer was thrust to the (inter)national food stage when he […]

Puris CEO Tyler Lorenzen On Protein, Biodiversity & Health: ‘Peas Are A Great Solution For Sustainability & Environmental Stewardship’

13 Mins Read Based out of Minneapolis in the U.S. Midwest, Puris is the largest pea protein producer in North America, supplying famed plant-based burger maker Beyond Meat and backed by major food giants like Cargill. We recently had the chance to speak to Tyler Lorenzen, former NFL player and now the CEO of Puris Proteins, about the […]

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 […]