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Why Some Farmers Are Ditching Livestock And Growing Plants Instead

6 Mins Read By: Tom Levitt Switching from meat production to growing crops for vegan foods can be good for farmers and the environment. The future of food doesn’t have to include animals. At least that’s what Miyoko Schinner believes. “A lot of farmers see us as a threat,” Schinner said of her Californian plant-based dairy company, Miyoko’s […]

Better Nature: Foodtech Startup On A Mission To Make Indonesian Tempeh Mainstream

3 Mins Read Foodtech startup Better Nature is on a mission to revolutionise tempeh, the high-protein traditional Indonesian fermented soybean product which is a staple of the country’s daily diet. The company’s founding team, which includes a Hong Konger and an Indonesian, are passionate about providing tempeh products to the world in the hopes of making the global […]

5 Reasons Why We’re Obsessed With Ethiopian Food

4 Mins Read Did you know that meatless dishes have always been around in Ethiopian cuisine? For centuries, Ethiopian food culture has traditionally featured a wide range of rich and colourful vegetables, fruits, beans and pulses as the core ingredients in many of their delicious vegan-friendly dishes. While veganism has become a popular trend in the West in […]

Zhenmeat: China ‘Impossible Foods’ Launches Meat Alternative Products Made From Plant Protein & Fungus

3 Mins Read Zhenmeat, a new Chinese food-tech startup, brings plant-based meat analogs tailored to Chinese cuisines, from dimsum to stuffed peppers to mooncakes. The Beijing-based company launches their plant-protein and fungus based meat alternative on the market today, and hopes to not only target vegans and vegetarians, but meat eaters too.  Dubbed the “Chinese version of Impossible […]

The Amazon Crisis Isn’t Just About Beef, It’s Also About Cheap Soy

4 Mins Read What’s certain is that the growth in both the soy and beef industries have come at the expense of the Amazon rainforest. This past week netizens have been sharing their outrage about the Amazon, where fires are burning at a faster rate than ever before, blackening skies across the region and suffocating the vital organ […]

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, […]

8 Things You Can Do To Help Save The Amazon Rainforest

5 Mins Read As the raging wildfires continue to blacken skies across the Amazon region, enraged commentators have had little to say about what actions people can take beyond retweeting. There are actionable measures that we can all take right now to fight deforestation of the planet’s lungs, so that our impact does not just end with a […]

Q: Why Is The Amazon Burning? A: Because We’re Addicted To Meat.

4 Mins Read In Brazil, wildfires are deliberately started by farmers to make room for more animal agriculture, which dominates the Brazilian export industry. This has caused an alarming increase in deforestation rates, which contributes directly to climate change. Earlier this month, Brazil declared a state of emergency over the spike in the number of fires in the […]

10 Things To Know Before You Eat Out Of That “Compostable” Takeaway Bowl

6 Mins Read You’ve surely seen the rise in fibre bowls. Light in weight, brown in colour, and clearly marked as compostable, biodegradable, plant-based – these have sprouted all over town in cafés and restaurants, replacing styrofoam or wax-lined paper cups in a bid to “go green”. They’ve become the food industry’s widely adopted measure, representing some kind […]

Full House At Hong Kong’s First Ever Vegan Block Party

4 Mins Read The city’s first ever Vegan Block Party over the weekend was a huge success. It promised a fun night of mouth-watering food, free-flow booze and live beats from DJs – and it more than delivered. The neighbourhood event, presented and organized by Big Dill, in collaboration with Mayse Artisan Bakery, Tuckshop by Social Club, SocialVegan […]

5 Fool-Proof Easy Vegan Dishes Created For Hong Kong Kitchens

5 Mins Read We know many of you are looking to go Green Monday more days than one yet many of our readers tell us that they lack time and know-how when it comes to cooking vegan. There are plenty of recipes online but most are not adapted to Hong Kong kitchens or supermarkets. We reached out to […]

Green Queen Recipes: The Perfect Mediterranean Tabbouleh Salad

3 Mins Read In our household, we live on tabbouleh. It’s the kind of thing we make in bulk and always have in the fridge. This Middle Eastern salad makes for an ideal lunch, a light dinner and it even works as a filling savory snack. These days, you see tabbouleh in lots of salad bars and sandwich […]

Green Queen Guide To Raw Vegan Resources In Hong Kong

5 Mins Read As the healthy dining options in our fair city continue to grow at an exponential rate, the raw vegan culinary scene has been blossoming of late. This once niche cuisine is becoming more mainstream thanks to efforts from some fantastic local foodpreneurs. Below is an updated version of our popular raw vegan resources guide from […]

INTERVIEW: Vegan Chef Extraordinaire Matthew Kenney

5 Mins Read Meeting raw vegan super chef Matthew Kenney was definitely high on Green Queen’s bucket list, so we are more than a little thrilled to be sharing our exclusive interview with this plant-based legend. Matthew has a long and lauded career serving some of the best plant-based food in the world bar none, and in recent […]