April 2018 Green Queen Scoop: Headlines You Need To Read

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You’re busy, we get it. That’s why we created the GREEN QUEEN SCOOP. We scour the international headlines from around the globe to find the most important health, wellness & environmental stories so you don’t have to!

1. China consumes 65% of the world’s pork & Right Treat wants to change that 
Right Treat Asian Foodtech Startup Launches Omnipork, Plant Pork Analog To Address Rising Meat Consumption


We eat a lot of meat in this city. But before the explosion of beef and the proliferation of poultry, pork has traditionally been the most popular choice in Asia. From Cantonese char siu to Taiwanese lu rou fan to Filipino lechon, pork is one of the most versatile meats around and the star…
2. A glimmer of bug-induced hope for the global plastic crisis?
The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis
3. Burger that bleeds lands in Asia & gets a Chinese cuisine makeover
Impossible Foods Vegan Burger Made From Plants Launches in Hong Kong, First City Outside of USA


All hail the Impossible Foods meatless vegan burger patty that bleeds! Hong Kong is fast becoming one of the most exciting plant-based dining scenes in the world – just weeks after the revolutionary JUST Scramble eggless egg debuted with a bang, and months behind the uber successful start of the…
4.  Are we reaching the planet’s MAX population capacity?
Most population experts think planet Earth can support about 10 billion people, and that when our population reaches that number, it will start to decline. This will likely happen by the year 2100.
5. Will poo transfers become the next big health breakthrough?
Patient’s lives are being saved by poo, but how far can microbial medicine go?
6. Latin Americans find capitalist solution to plastic waste
After plastic waste contributed to deadly floods in Recife, one neighbourhood took action. Now people can earn a living by cleaning up the river in a scheme being imitated around the world
7. Livestock farming is not good for land, but did you know it’s killing the oceans too?
Algae blooms cause massive Dead Zones in the world’s oceans are produced by livestock farming. Factory farms across the world are leaching large amounts of fertilizer and waste into the oceans, killing entire ecosystems.
8. Live on takeway/always eat out? Your body is probably full of phthalates
Imgorthand/Getty. Americans are increasingly putting their money where their mouth is—and eating out more than ever before. Back in 1970, Americans only spent 26 percent of all their food expenses at restaurants or cafeterias. In 2014, that number rose to 44 percent. Today, about half of the…
9. Hong Kong is about to face a massive water crisis
Special envoy for international water affairs Henk Ovink says city must face up to coming challenges
10. British Prime Minister gets serious about plastic pollution
Prime Minister Theresa May called plastic waste “one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world.” The government said it will work with industry to develop alternatives.

Lead image: Green Monday


  • Sonalie Figueiras

    2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, V Label Global Hero, 2 x TEDx Speaker: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is a sustainability expert, food futurist and eco-powerhouse who has been inspiring global audiences for over a decade with practical steps on how to fight climate change. Known as the Green Queen of Asia, she is the founder and Editor in Chief of the award-winning Green Queen - the region’s first impact media platform that educates millions of readers on the connection between health, sustainability and the environment and showcases future solutions. She is also the co-founder and CEO of organic sourcing platform Ekowarehouse and climate tech SaaS Source Green, which helps consumer brands quit plastic packaging thanks to proprietary plastic reduction software. In addition, Sonalie is a global keynote speaker and an advisor to multiple mission-driven startups and NGOs, and a venture partner to several VC funds.

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