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Food Safety & Nutrition Top Motivators For Chinese Consumers To Adopt Cell-Based Meat, Study Finds

3 Mins Read Food safety concerns and nutrition will be the key drivers Chinese consumers to adopt cell-based products, a new consumer attitudes survey finds. Ethical and environmental advantages of cultured meats, on the other hand, fare lower on the list of priorities. The research sheds light on the potential marketing strategies that would be effective for alternative […]

No Alternative Proteins In French ‘Food Sovereignty’ Plan Despite E.U. Sustainable Food System Strategy

4 Mins Read French agriculture minister Julien Denormandie has outlined the country’s new “food sovereignty” plan as governments around the world look to bolster local food production to shield against future supply chain shocks brought on by the pandemic and climate change. Unlike other nations who have invested in alternative proteins, France plans to up its soybean and […]

Singapore’s WhatIF Foods To Launch Climate-Resilient Vegan ‘BamNut’ Milks

4 Mins Read Singapore-based WhatIF Foods, the sustainable foods brand launched by food tech NamZ, is planning to launch its new plant-based milk line next year. The vegan-friendly milk will be made from Bambara groundnut, a climate-resilient crop that can grow in harsh environments while also regenerating the land it is planted in.  WhatIF Foods is now ramping up […]

Top U.K. Health Experts Call For Carbon Tax On Meat & High-Emissions Foods

3 Mins Read Leading health professionals in the U.K. have called on the government to introduce a carbon tax on high-emissions foods, such as meat and dairy products. It is part of a suite of measures being recommended to slash the country’s food-related greenhouse gas emissions and improve public health. Published on Wednesday (November 4), a new report […]

Urban Farms In Singapore Awarded Nearly S$40M To Boost Production & Food Security

3 Mins Read Nine urban farms in Singapore have been awarded close to S$40 million (US$29.3 million) under the government’s latest grant focused on boosting the city-state’s local food production and food security. Most of the urban farms are focused on growing fresh vegetables and fruits using tech-forward solutions such as AI solutions.  The money was awarded by […]

5 Things I Learnt While Writing My Book On Agrifood Tech & Alt Protein

6 Mins Read By: Shen Ming Lee Hungry For Disruption offers a futuristic vision for embracing the scientific and technological advances in food for the coming decades. The book explores how breakthrough innovations in smart agriculture, novel farming systems, genomics, alternative protein, and food waste management will play a key role in the future of food and agriculture. […]

Is India’s Food Bowl Going To Run Out Of Water? Experts Say It’s Likely.

5 Mins Read By: Gurpreet Singh Water-guzzling rice consumes more water than Punjab can recharge. If current irrigation rates continue, the state will empty its groundwater reserves within 20 years. Punjab, a landlocked state in northern India, has a predominantly agriculture-based economy that earns it the nickname the “food bowl of India.” However, experts worry that if the […]

Bee Population Decline Leads To Food Crop Shortages, Scientists Find

3 Mins Read New research shows that the loss of bees in agricultural areas is hampering the supply of a number of key food crops. Biodiversity experts have for years raised alarm bells over the consequences of continued decline in pollinators. The latest study shows that the loss of wild bees due to habitat destruction, pesticide use and […]

These 5 Asian Startups Are Innovating Sustainability Solutions, From Repurposing Waste To Clean Meat

3 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW’s newly launched Singapore Food Bowl, an accelerator program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, has just unveiled its participating startups. Among the 12 selected include entrepreneurs working on urban farming technologies to lab-grown protein and valorising food waste. Here, we take a […]

Singapore Startup NamZ Launches Climate-Resilient Sustainable Food Brand

3 Mins Read NamZ, a Singapore food tech developing “future fit” foods using climate-resilient crops, has just launched a range of sustainable food products under its new brand WhatIF Foods. Products include shakes, soups and noodles, all of which are designed to be nutritious yet convenient for consumers. The company hopes that it will help bolster Singapore’s food […]

Singapore Food Bowl: AgFunder-Backed GROW Accelerator Debuts Food Security Program

2 Mins Read Southeast Asian agri-food tech accelerator GROW has recently launched a new program focused on boosting Singapore’s food security. Startups across Asia working on climate-resilient, decentralised and sustainable food solutions can now apply for the Singapore Food Bowl program. It comes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which has exposed the vulnerability of the global […]

The World Must Protect Vulnerable Food & Farm Workers Amidst Covid-19

3 Mins Read Food and farm workers have been called heroic essential workers amidst the pandemic, yet they continue to lack the protections they deserve to ensure their workplace safety. Leaving them in danger not only threatens their physical health, it threatens food security as a whole and we must step up to provide safety for those performing […]

Halve The Farmland, Save Nature, Feed The World

4 Mins Read By: Tim Radford If we farm efficiently, scientists say, we can cut climate change, slow extinction and feed the world even as it asks for more. Forget about organic farming: get the best out of the best cropland, return the rest to nature and still feed the world. It could work, say researchers. Once again, […]