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Shop Local: Sustenir Agriculture Is Now Growing Low-Carbon Fresh Kale In Hong Kong

4 Mins Read Singaporean agri-tech startup Sustenir Agriculture has recently expanded to Hong Kong with a new hydroponic farming facility in Tuen Mun to offer two kinds of healthy iron-rich kale greens. Their hydroponic farming technology means that non-native crops can be grown locally, reducing Hong Kong’s dependence on high-carbon foreign food imports and its resultant food waste. […]

Singapore To Spend SGD100 Billion To Adapt To A Hot, Flooded, & Food Insecure Future

5 Mins Read Singapore has a S$100 billion plan to help the city-state adapt to a world stricken by the climate crisis. The island nation’s plan targets measures to survive in high temperatures and floodwaters as global heating continues to escalate, and will also involve initiatives to improve the state’s food self-sufficiency, sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure and carbon […]

Future Of Wellness Report 2020: The 5 Most Interesting Industry Trends

4 Mins Read Every year, the Global Wellness Summit (GWS) trends forecasting team publishes a report predicting the new developments that will influence the now US$4.5 trillion health and wellness industry. Titled the Future of Wellness 2020, this year’s report highlighted 8 trends in total. Of those, 5 stood out as truly disruptive– in fact, we are already […]

Singapore Agritech Startup Sustenir Now Serving Hong Kong With Locally Grown, Low Emissions Kale

2 Mins Read Earlier this year, Singapore-based agri-tech company Sustenir made headlines with its lab-grown strawberries and arugula in its hydroponic facility. Now, the startup has just expanded into Hong Kong to start vertical farming in the city, producing two kinds of kale at their Tuen Mun facility. Sustenir’s vertical farming technology presents an alternative to the current […]

Upcoming Global Wellness Summit To Highlight Growing Asia Market & Regional Trends

2 Mins Read The upcoming Global Wellness Summit (GWS), taking place in Singapore’s Grand Hyatt October 15-17, will see global wellness leaders gather to discuss the future of the industry, with a special focus on Asia’s rapidly growing wellness market.  Having previously been hosted in countries primarily in Europe and North America, the 13th annual GWS conference, which […]

Starbucks & Co: It’s Time To Scrap Your Plant-Based Milk Tax

2 Mins Read A spokesperson for global campaign Veganuary described the surcharge for customers ordering coffee with plant-based milks in many cafés a “vegan tax”, and that it should be removed to encourage people to try vegan options. Given that Asia is home to a large lactose-intolerant population, companies that charge customers extra for choosing plant-milk are not […]

2019 Global Wellness Summit Moves From Hong Kong To Singapore

2 Mins Read This coming October 15-17, leaders in the wellness industry from around the world will gather in Singapore instead of Hong Kong for the 2019 Global Wellness Summit (GWS). The three-day event, now to be hosted by Grand Hyatt Singapore, will bring together big names in the USD$4.2 trillion global wellness economy. Delegates plan to discuss […]

Australia’s Zero Waste Retailer The Source Bulk Foods Lands in Singapore

2 Mins Read Australia’s largest bulk foods and zero-waste retailer, The Source Bulk Foods, has just unveiled its first Singaporean outlet located in Cluny Court. The new packaging-free destination will be stocked with over 350 pantry staples, whole-foods, snacks and treats and household products.  Much like Hong Kong’s very own Live Zero and Malaysia’s The Hive Bulk Foods, […]

Pizza Express Singapore Launches Verde Vegan Menu With Beyond Meat, Omnipork & Daiya

2 Mins Read Popular pie chain, PizzaExpress, has debuted a brand new vegan menu in the Lion City. All five locations of PizzaExpress Singapore and online food delivery company, Deliveroo, will feature the special edition Verde menu full of vegan and vegetarian offerings. Incorporating savory, protein-rich meat alternatives and gooey, melty vegan cheese from the hottest foodtech companies […]

This Agritech Startup Wants To Grow Blueberries in Singapore: How Sustenir Tackles Food Security With Vertical Farming

2 Mins Read The hot and humid climate in many Asian countries poses an obstacle to growing certain fruits and vegetables that thrive in cooler environments. Singapore, for instance, majorly relies on foreign imports for its food supply. Recent studies have emphasised the environmental impact of foreign food imports and traditional methods of agricultural farming. An alternative has […]