Simple Planet Confirms Breakthrough in Pursuit Of Korean Cultivated Meat

4 Mins Read South Korea’s Simple Planet has announced a breakthrough by developing cultivated meat with a higher content of unsaturated fatty acids. The move has been claimed as a first for the country. Unsaturated fatty acids are hailed as effective in preventing vascular diseases, making meats with more of them preferred over varieties containing large doses of […]

Malaysia’s Phuture Embarks On Ambitious Expansion By Leveraging Chicken Supply Disruption

3 Mins Read Malaysian plant-based meat producer Phuture has announced multiple new distribution partnerships. The startup, which recently secured $1.5 million in funding to fine-tune its meat analogues, lists restaurants, retail outlets, and hotels as coming on board to serve animal-free meat. Korean chicken chain KyoChon is confirmed, as is the Grand Hyatt hotel. Convenience store chain CU […]

From Plastic Waste to “Green Concrete”: Sino Group Partners with EcoBricks to Inaugurate Sustainable Solutions for the Built Environment

5 Mins Read An inaugural partnership between Hong Kong real estate developer Sino Group and local sustainability-focused startup EcoBricks upcycled over 5,400 kg of plastic waste into construction bricks at the city’s Gold Coast in the Tuen Mun district. Across Asia, our plastic addiction is clogging up landfills, rivers and oceans. Latest available data shows the region is […]

Ikea Launches Design Competition for Children to Encourage Sustainability

3 Mins Read Swedish furniture giant Ikea is encouraging children to make their schools more sustainable through a new design challenge. Sustainability has taken center stage at Ikea in recent years, impacting its production and packaging of furniture, new store builds, and notably, its cafe menus. Now, the company’s incentivizing U.K. youth to come up with the next […]

10 Asian Vegan Breakfast Recipes, From Cauli Banh Mi To Kimchi Pancakes

4 Mins Read There’s a Russian proverb that goes something like this: “Eat breakfast alone, share lunch with friends and give your dinner to your enemies.” Not sure about the dinner part, but sometimes it’s nice to treat yo-self before you start your day (there’s a reason we all love Sunday brunch) and your first meal is an […]

I Tried Hong Kong’s Newest Vegan Meal Plan, And I Loved It

6 Mins Read Convenient, tasty, vegan: could Nutrition Kitchen’s new meal plan help Hong Kongers become more flexitarian? I’ll be honest: meal plans are not my thing. I’ve had a long career in health and wellness/plant-based journalism so I’ve tried my fair share. But as a consumer, meal plans are not for me. I love to cook, I […]

A Lego Factory Comes Back to the U.S., and This Time It’s Carbon-Neutral

4 Mins Read Danish toy giant Lego Group says it’s investing more than $1 billion into a carbon-neutral toy factory in Virginia. More than 1,700 jobs and enough solar energy to match all of the factory’s needs are just two of the highlights of the new 1.7 million square foot facility. Lego’s carbon-neutral factory The new factory, which […]

Nuts For Cheese Scoops $5.35 Million For Artisinal Vegan Cheese Expansion

4 Mins Read Canadian plant-based cheesemaker Nuts For Cheese has netted $5.35 million in a fresh funding round led by Forage Capital Partners. CPG experts Mike Fata and Dror Balshine are confirmed to have participated alongside. The investment has been earmarked for expanding the company’s vegan cheese manufacturing capabilities, plus its distribution network. Nuts For Cheese manufactures its […]

Moolec Science Set To Be First Molecular Farming Startup Listed On Nasdaq

3 Mins Read U.K.-based Moolec Science, a food ingredients company engaged in molecular farming of animal proteins, has merged with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) LightJump. The two have confirmed the start of their business combination agreement, which sees Moolec valued at $504 million. Once the merger is complete, the new company is anticipated to be listed on […]

New Study Finds Eating Fish Linked To Increased Melanoma Risk In Older Adults

3 Mins Read New research links higher fish consumption in older adults to an increased risk of melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer. The findings have led to wider questions surrounding diet and its impact on melanoma. The study was published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Cancer Causes & Control. The large research project gained access […]

Whole-Cut Vegan Snapper Is Coming To APAC Plates

3 Mins Read Indian vegan seafood startup SeaSpire has unveiled a plant-based snapper fish analogue created using bio-printing. The company says the seven-ingredient alternative is clean label and the first of its kind in the APAC region. It was created using a proprietary printing platform that has sought to capture the texture of conventional fish using AI for […]

Joes Future Food Unveils China’s First Cultivated Pork Belly 

4 Mins Read The New Technology Conference in Nanjing National Agricultural High-Tech Industry Demonstration Zone recently played host to a tasting of China’s first cultivated pork belly. The development, presented by domestic startup Joes Future Food, was unveiled during the conference’s second Cultured Meat New Product Tasting Ceremony.  Alongside pork belly, co-culture of muscle and fat cells, cost-effective […]

TiNDLE Partners With Veggie Grill On Its First National U.S. Restaurant Distribution 

4 Mins Read Singapore’s alternative chicken giant TiNDLE has announced it is working with U.S. restaurant chain Veggie Grill. The eatery will become the first nationwide distribution partner for TiNDLE, with 30 locations using its vegan chicken products across New York, Oregon, California, Washington, and Massachusetts.  Veggie Grill states that it is on a mission to help consumer […]

Kourtney Kardashian Keeps Up With Kim In Daring Foods Vegan Chicken Promotion

4 Mins Read Kourtney Kardashian-Barker and Travis Barker have starred in a promotional campaign for plant-based chicken brand Daring Foods. The campaign was conducted by notable fashion photographer Ellen von Unwerth and tells the story of lovebirds tucking into animal-free fried chicken during a night out in West Hollywood. Unwerth went on to shoot Kardashian and Barker’s official […]

Corporate Sustainability Plans Are On the Rise, Action, Not So Much, Report Finds

3 Mins Read Creating a sustainability action plan and actually acting on are two different things. And according to recent research, the divide between the two is evident in a number of companies. According to the report, “Closing the Green Gap,” by Oxford Economics and SAP, the barriers to corporate sustainability initiatives are widespread among leading companies. Communication […]

Your Wardrobe Staples Could Be Made From Fermented Protein Fibres

3 Mins Read Alternative material innovator and casual wear brand Pangaia Lab has announced the launch of a capsule collection powered by Brewed Protein, a biomaterial made by Spiber. The collection includes the NXT GEN Hoodie, a sweater that contains 88 percent organic cotton, with the remaining 12 percent of fibres supplied by Brewed Protein.  Spiber and Pangaia […]

Wilk Confirms Successful Production Of Human Lactoferrin Proteins In Cultivated Breast Milk Breakthrough

4 Mins Read Israel cell-based breast milk startup Wilk has confirmed a significant breakthrough: the company says it has successfully replicated lactoferrin, a key protein for the development and growth of children and a major step towards being able to offer formula partners access to authentic and vital breast milk components.  The news secures Wilk’s position as one […]