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France U-Turns on Factory Farming, Calls for Cheaper Meat

4 Mins Read Two weeks after proposing an unprecedented labelling ban on meat-related terms for plant-based alternatives, France is now promoting a pro-factory farming agenda by calling for the production of cheaper meat and ‘taking back the market from imports’. The country is the EU’s biggest beef supplier and says that animal welfare only works for the rich. […]

Organic Labeling and Logos – Get The Facts

5 Mins Read What’s in a label? Here’s why organic labeling and logos matter—and what they actually mean. We always need more facts as conscious consumers. We do not live in an ideal world. There is no choice you can make at the grocery store that does not come with some compromise or another. There are many different […]

5 DIY Homemade Vegan Face Mask Recipes We’re Loving

3 Mins Read When it comes to natural beauty advice, how about implementing the same approach with our self-care and beauty routine as we do with our food? In a time when we find ourselves more glued to screens than ever, not to mention, getting more anxious from the incessant news cycle, putting on a homemade face mask […]

Chinova Bioworks Bags $6 Million For Mushroom-Based Clean Label Preservatives

4 Mins Read Canadian ingredients startup Chinova Bioworks has closed a $6 million Series A funding round. DSM Venturing and Rhapsody Venture Partners co-led the raise, with participation from Rich Products Ventures. The investment will support team expansion, new product development and extension of existing production facilities on Prince Edward Island (PEI).  The startup’s PEI manufacturing plant will […]

Clif Bar, Kellogg, and Honest Tea: Major Shakeups Come to Multinational Food Giants

5 Mins Read Kellogg is splitting into three divisions to foster growth, Clif Bar finally sells out, and Honest Tea gets CPR as the founders swoop in after Coca-Cola announces plans to discontinue the legacy brand. Michigan-based cereal giant Kellogg has announced it’s creating three companies, spinning off its cereal and plant-based divisions from its core snacks category. […]

From Rooftop Gardens to Microgreens: Hong Kong’s Urban Farming Pioneers

3 Mins Read A metropolis of skyscrapers, frenetic sidewalks and dazzling nightlife, Hong Kong’s thriving economy has always fallen short on one thing – food security. The city is dangerously dependent on food import; a shocking 90 percent of the total food supply in Hong Kong is imported. While we have over 300 conventional, industrial farms that account […]

Here’s What War In Ukraine Means for the Global Food Supply

4 Mins Read The Russian invasion in Ukraine is being felt around the world as world leaders, businesses, NGOs, and concerned citizens rush to support the besieged country. Its implications though stretch far beyond just a humanitarian crisis; it’s already led to increases in oil prices, and it’s taking a toll on food prices, too. Ukraine, also known […]

How Black American Farmers Are Reclaiming Their Agricultural Power

4 Mins Read After a century of land loss, there’s now a rising movement of young Black Americans reclaiming their agricultural power and ownership of farmland. It combines the dismantling of racism and marginalisation amid the social justice movement sweeping across America with the growing awareness of the linkages between a sustainable food system and equality. From California […]

Sozyë Unveils Range Of Sustainable Plant-Based Soy-Free Fish And Oyster Sauces

3 Mins Read UK-based sauce manufacturer Sozyë has announced a new range of plant-based sauces. It called them Nish, Noyster, and Noya. Each is allergen and soya-free, while being a sustainable alternative to traditional fish, oyster, and soy products. Sozyë sauces have been developed in response to global deforestation for soy sauce crops. Commercial fishing impact was also […]

This New Vegan Meat Brand Is Organic, Pea-Based and Shelf-Stable

3 Mins Read The latest vegan meat brand to hit supermarkets isn’t made from soy and doesn’t need refrigeration. Launched by Frontier Co-op, the American wholesaler behind the Simply Organic brand, Plant Boss offers a line of meatless crumbles made from organic yellow peas and is shelf-stable.  Plant Boss has just launched its range of meatless crumbles in […]

Asia’s Leading Natural And Organics Tradeshow NOA Returns To Hong Kong September 7-9 2021

3 Mins Read Amid the pandemic-driven global awareness over health, sustainability and wellness, Asia’s leading regional tradeshow, Natural and Organic Asia (NOA), is returning to Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre for the eighth consecutive year. Taking place from September 7 to 9, the fair will feature the flagship NOA Academy, where industry experts will share their insights, trend […]