Category: <span>Food & Health</span>

Heston Blumenthal’s Limited Edition Plant-Based Burger Available Only at Grill’d

Heston Blumenthal’s Limited Edition Plant-Based Burger Available Only at Grill’d

If you’ve ever wanted to try a burger made by a Michelin star chef you’re in luck. One of Australia’s largest burger chains, Grill’d, is giving diners the opportunity to do just that. Grill’d have teamed up with Australian alternative meat brand Fable Food and the king of gastronomy Heston Blumenthal to launch four plant-based burgers,...

15 Native Australian Foods to Forage or Grow Yourself

15 Native Australian Foods to Forage or Grow Yourself

According to the non-profit organisation behind the international campaign World Localization Day which promotes a systemic shift away from dependence on global oligopolies and monopolies towards decentralised, regional economies, the global food system is inefficient, unfair, unsustainable and unhealthy. “From climate change to species extinction, from pollution to plastics, the global food system is the...

World Localization Day: Why We Need to Localize Our Food Economies Now

World Localization Day: Why We Need to Localize Our Food Economies Now

An international campaign, World Localization Day, offers a new economic vision – broadly termed ‘localization’ – that can increase wellbeing and prosperity for the majority, while systemically reducing resource-use, emissions and toxic pollution. June 20 2021 marks the return of the international campaign, which aims to galvanize the worldwide localization movement into a force for...

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

What are the Differences Between Permaculture, Organic Farming and Regenerative Agriculture?

Labels can be confusing. The terms permaculture, organic farming, and regenerative agriculture are a shift to natural methods of tending the land and you may have even used them interchangeably, but the fact is that each one represents a different approach to sustainable gardening and farming. If you’re still confused as to which refers to...

Q&A with Ryan Alexander, Co-Founder of Campaign and Charity, No Meat May

Q&A with Ryan Alexander, Co-Founder of Campaign and Charity, No Meat May

An environmentalist and CPA-qualified accountant working in the not-for-profit sector, No Meat May co-founder Ryan Alexander gave up eating meat after a successful year of “meat minimisation”. Keen to make a positive difference to global food security, animal welfare and the natural world, Ryan, along with his partner multimedia artist and long-term ‘vego’ Guy James...

Dutch Brand Introduces Plant-Based Fish Substitute in Response to Seaspiracy

Dutch Brand Introduces Plant-Based Fish Substitute in Response to Seaspiracy

Dutch food business Schouten is releasing 100% plant-based, wheat-and-rice fish sticks this month in response to growing demand for fish substitutes as a result of Netflix’s eye-opening documentary Seaspiracy on the global fishing industry and its role in the declining state of the oceans. “We have noticed that the Netflix documentary Seaspiracy has made a...

Thank Fork: Australia’s First Zero Waste, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service

Thank Fork: Australia’s First Zero Waste, Plant-Based Meal Delivery Service

A new meal delivery service has launched to make plant-based food a part of the average Australian diet – and without all the disposable plastic packaging waste. The brainchild of Faith Forster, who turned to a plant-based diet on the advice of a doctor after suffering from pregnancy-related diabetes which resulted in insulin resistance, Thank Fork is...

Australian Demand for Plant-Based Proteins Soars, New Report Reveals

Australian Demand for Plant-Based Proteins Soars, New Report Reveals

A new report 2020 State of the Industry: Australia’s Plant-Based Meat Sector reveals that Australian demand for plant-based meat products grew exponentially last year, despite the COVID-induced economic downturn. The report by Food Frontier, an independent think tank on meat substitutes, shows that retail sales increased by 46% in the year to June 2020, with manufacturing...

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

Netherlands-Based Schouten Expands Range of Plant-Based Meat Alternatives

All over the world, reducing meat consumption is seen as one of the most significant ways individuals can mitigate their impact on climate change. The livestock sector accounts for 14.5% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions according to the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization, and studies reveal that beef production especially has a negative impact on the environment, with...