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Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$3 Million Pre-Series A Round & Partnership With Impossible Foods

2 Mins Read Singapore based plant-based review and discovery app abillionveg has closed a pre-Series A funding round totalling US$3 million with injections by Hong Kong’s Nan Fung Group, CloudKitchens and York Capital. In addition, Twitter’s head of Asia-Pacific, Maya Hari, has joined as an investor and advisor to the company. The startup also announced new partnerships with […]

Is Your Sugar Vegan? Bone Char Filtration, The Industry’s Dirty Secret

4 Mins Read How’s this for a shocking fact: not all sugars on the supermarket shelf are vegan-friendly. Say what? Isn’t sugar from sugarcane? And isn’t that definitely a plant? Yes, but while sugar does not contain animal products, the process used to manufacture refined sugars can involve bone char – aka the bones of cows – making the […]

Plant-Based Options & Sustainability: Hong Kong Land Incubates City’s Top Food Talent At Basehall

3 Mins Read Central’s iconic tower Jardine House has just welcomed a new food hall with ten restaurant partners. Called BaseHall, the new dining destination transforms the original decades-old concept of a food hall with current consumer trends: a focus on sustainability throughout its operations and catering to the growing demand for plant-based options.  Officially opening its doors […]

Danone Aims To Double Plant-Based Sales To US$5.4 Billion By 2025

2 Mins Read French multinational food giant Danone is planning to dramatically increase its plant-based sales worldwide to capitalise on the fast-growing market. In a new statement, the company announced that it is creating a dedicated Plant-Based Acceleration Unit to help it expand into a number of vegan categories and pivot its existing brands into the sector.  Danone […]

5 Signs That The Vegan Trend Is Hitting India In A Big Way

3 Mins Read Scientists have been documenting the unsustainable nature of meat and dairy consumption for decades, but it is only in recent years that veganism has garnered the attention of mass consumers all over the world. While India is a country with a long history of vegetarianism, like many other countries that have undergone rapid urbanisation and […]

Top British Lawyer Says Eating Meat & “Ecocide” Could Be Illegal In The Future

3 Mins Read A leading English barrister has recently voiced out that the government should implement stricter laws to make illegal activities that destroy the environment – including the consumption of meat. Scientists across the world agree that the world urgently needs to reduce carbon emissions in order to avert climate disaster, and animal agriculture is one of […]

INTERVIEW: Asia’s Plant-Based King David Yeung On Covid-19, 8 Years Of Green Monday & The Plant Revolution

10 Mins Read As part of our special Covering Climate Now partnership, we’re featuring a week of Climate Solutions coverage ahead of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary. Reducing meat and dairy consumption is the most impactful action consumers can take to reduce their carbon footprint and help fight the climate crisis. No one has championed this message more than […]

‘Climate Emergency’ Is Oxford Dictionary’s Word Of The Year 2019

2 Mins Read After a 100-fold increase in usage, Oxford Dictionaries has just declared that the word of the year for 2019 is “climate emergency”. The massive spike in the use of the term demonstrates “greater immediacy” in the conversations we’re now having about climate change.  According to the dictionary’s data, the number of times that “climate emergency” […]

Nongfu Spring: Company Launches China’s First Vegan Yogurt Brand Made From Walnuts, Coconut & Almond

3 Mins Read After three years of research and development, the first “mainstream” vegan yogurt alternative by Nongfu Spring is now commercially available to Chinese consumers. The new vegan range by the Chinese food giant will feature three flavours made by fermenting plant milks. This comes at a time when plant-based products have become increasingly popular in China, […]

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, […]

Beyond Amazonia: Southeast Asia Is On Fire- Why Aren’t You Talking About It?

4 Mins Read Ever since the hashtag #prayforamazonia became a global Twitter trend this week, there has been a renewed interest in and awareness of the deforestation of the Amazon in relation to climate change. Commentators from all over are suddenly waxing poetic about the devastating loss of the planet’s lungs and criticising Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair […]

Plant-Based Review App abillionveg Announces US$2 Million Seed Funding Round

2 Mins Read Singapore-based review app abillionveg announced a seed funding round of US$2 million in funding, which is globally, the largest seed fund round for a plant-based startup in 2019. This follows other record-breaking funding news in the plant-based world earlier this year, including Beyond Meat’s IPO and Impossible Foods’ US$300 million Series E round.  Securing the […]

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 […]

Urgent Global Food System Overhaul Needed To Avoid Climate Disaster Says Leaked UN Report

3 Mins Read A leaked draft report by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reveals that keeping global temperatures down cannot be done without a total transformation in our current food production and land management systems. Crucially, the IPCC report underscores that attempts to cut down carbon emissions from transportation and energy will not be […]

Plant-Based Milk Company Oatly Tackles China’s Growing Demand for Dairy

2 Mins Read Oatly, the Swedish plant-based milk alternative made from milled oats that has taken Hong Kong by storm – it is now regularly served up in the city’s two largest coffee chains Starbucks and Pacific Coffee – is expanding into mainland China. Equipped their new office in Shanghai and an original Chinese character symbolising plant-based milk, […]

California City Passes Resolution For Hong Kong Activist Movement Green Monday

2 Mins Read Hong Kong’s very own plant-based social activist movement movement has gone global in a big way. Green Monday US, the social enterprise’s North American arm, has achieved a milestone decision: the Berkeley City Council, in California, has approved a ” unanimous resolution to implement Green Monday in partnership with ​Green Monday US​.” The Northern California […]

Green Queen’s 2018 Eco Wellness Predictions

5 Mins Read It’s that time of the year again: when I sit down and think about what I believe is going to be big in terms of trends and movements in the eco wellness world. Trend forecasting is definitely one of my favorite parts of the job and I’ve gotten pretty good at it. It helps that […]