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Michelin’s Green Star Rating Explained: What Is It, How It Came About & Restaurant Awardee Highlights

5 Mins Read The Michelin Guides first debuted their new emblem for sustainable gastronomy in 2020 in France and Nordic countries, with the new clover leaf icon recognising “green” practices in the F&B industry. Now, for their 2021 edition, the world’s most prestigious dining guide has rolled out their new Green Star internationally, including in Hong Kong, Beijing, […]

Global Organic Food Market Now Worth Over US$100 Billion As Demand For Safe Food Skyrockets

3 Mins Read According to new data contained in The World of Organic Agriculture 2020, published by Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL) and IFOAM Organics International, organic agriculture farmland and organic food retail sales has reached another all-time high. The continued uptrend for the organics industry owes to consumer awareness coupling food choices to health and environmental […]

Hong Kong’s Best Organic Produce Delivery Boxes

5 Mins Read A common complaint we hear all the time about Hong Kong is the lack of places to get premium quality, fresh organic produce delivery. While we might not have a large organic market available in town yet, the city is home to many fresh produce delivery companies offering organic fruits and vegetables from all over […]

Global Race For Plant Food Innovation As Consumer Demand Continues To Skyrocket

3 Mins Read Consumer demand for plant-based proteins has accelerated, and manufacturers are now racing to compete in what is quickly becoming a highly competitive market. There is little sign of slowdown: companies are focused on innovating quality plant-based ingredients to keep up with increasingly healthy and environmentally conscious consumers, backed by the latest scientific research on the […]

New Harvard Study Says You Don’t Need Meat, Plant-Based Diet Provides Complete Nutrition

3 Mins Read In a recent study published in Scientific Reports, researchers confirmed that all our nutritional needs can be satisfied without eating meat. In addition to being nutritionally sound, choosing plant-based alternatives would be more environmentally optimal, and conserve more protein and energy than conventional meat. Faced with our global climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and health epidemic, […]

Hello New Zealand? This Is Your Government: Go Vegan!

3 Mins Read Well, almost. In their latest sustainability report, New Zealand’s Ministry of Health strongly promotes plant-based diets as a way to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and improve daily food choices. The report also looked at other actionable changes, such as driving less and using less power in buildings.  The Health Ministry’s report emphasised that current […]

Hong Kong’s Best Farmers’ Markets For Organic Produce

6 Mins Read We confess that we are farmers’ market junkies. No matter where we travel to in the world, our first stop is always the local market. We have what must be tens of thousands of photos of vegetables from stalls in dozens of countries. There’s something so beautiful about colorful, fresh mounds of ripe fruits and […]

Evergreens Republic: Pioneering Hong Kong’s Organic Aquaponics Revolution

6 Mins Read After a pleasant drive into the New Territories, amidst interspersed farm fields and abandoned lots, we arrived upon an unassuming green house in Lau Fau Shan that is the cosy home of organic farming pioneer Evergreens Republic, Hong Kong’s first USDA Organic certified aquaponic farm. The USDA Organic logo signifies adherence to the country’s National Organic […]

It’s The Antioxidants, Stupid! Why Eating Organic Is Vital For Our Health

4 Mins Read As the popularity of organic foods has grown, consumers are willing to pay extra for organic foods in part because of the perceived improved nutritional value of organic foods over conventional foods- but is this is actually the case? Green Queen investigates… Recent studies have been illustrated the many benefits of organics but one in particular deserves more […]

The EWG’s 2014 Clean Fifteen & Dirty Dozen Roundup

4 Mins Read We all want to eat more organic fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, shopping in the organic aisle is difficult and costly. How can we make smarter choices about what we eat? The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is here to help. The US-based NGO seeks to inform the public and empower us to shop smart. Every year they release The Clean […]

Green Queen Foodie: Mavericks – Sustainability with a Beach View

4 Mins Read Chef Austin Fry- well known in the F&B community for current foodie hangouts The Roundhouse Taproom, Salon 10, and formerly of Brickhouse fame- has created what may be the most socially-conscious restaurant in all of Hong Kong, and certainly on Lantau Island. Welcome to Mavericks!   Mavericks is located on beautiful Pui O Beach in South […]

Green Queen Loves: Eat Fresh Organic e-GreenGrocery Delivery

4 Mins Read If you haven’t heard of Eat Fresh yet, you must be living under a (proverbial) organic rock. Originally a mom trio who wanted to organize local & organic veggie deliveries, Eat Fresh is now a powerhouse of organic grocery shopping run by Mia Man, a Certified Plant-based Food Chef and Board Certified Health Coach,  and […]

Green Queen Heroes: Raw Chef Priscilla Soligo of Rawthentic Food

7 Mins Read Tell us a little bit about yourself. I was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up with a love for bushwalking, surfing, children, music and food. After school I trained as a Chef, but it was a short-lived career. After meeting my husband and starting a family in Hong Kong, I pursued my passion for […]

Green Queen Heroes: Todd Darling, Founder of Homegrown Foods and IHM

5 Mins Read Green Queen is thrilled to have the Hong Kong organic produce pioneer company Homegrown Foods as our sponsor for Made in HK:Local Artisans Pop Up Market. We couldn’t be happier to collaborate with this incredible company who have made it their mission to make it easy for Hong Kong consumers and businesses to have access to […]

Green Queen Living: Homemade Dishes with EAT Fresh veggies!

2 Mins Read zuchinni soup with homemade chicken stock smoky baba ghannoush with raw tahini paste  romaine lettuce with fresh basil leaves cherry tomatoes in an apple cider caesar dressing oven sweet potato fries warm asparagus homemade lemon mint ginger ale sauteed mustard greens with lemon and garlic roasted green chilli poppers with sheep pecorino Order your delivery […]