Trump Administration Shockingly Opens 1.6 Million Acres Of Arctic Refuge To Oil Drilling For The First Time

This week, the Trump administration released a Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Record of Decision finalizing plans for oil leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, opening up the 1.6 million acre coastal plain of the public-lands area to…

Moving Towards A Net-Zero Emissions Economy & Plant-Based Food Structure Could Generate 19 Million New Jobs In Latin America & The Caribbean By 2030

A recently released study by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) claims that the transition to a net-zero emissions economy could create millions of new jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean by 2030. The report…

U.S. House Of Representatives Passes Amendment Increasing Funding By $1.5 Million For The Protection Of Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Yesterday, the United States House of Representatives approved an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 Commerce, Justice, and Science appropriations bill, increasing funding for monitoring and researching the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale by $ 1.5 million. The additional funds…

Breaking! Oprah & Jay Z Among New Investors In Oatly’s $200 Million Funding Round Further Boosting The Plant-Based Movement

Oatly, the Swedish sustainable food company, announced yesterday that it has just successfully completed a $ 200 million round of equity funding led by the investment giant Blackstone Growth. Additional investors in this round include: Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z’s Roc Nation, Natalie Portman,…

Canada Is Set To Invest Close To $100 Million Into Plant-Based Foods By Financing A New Protein Production Plant In Winnipeg, Manitoba

Yesterday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canada will invest close to $ 100 million into plant-based foods. The money will help finance the new Merit Functional Foods plant in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Canadian company will produce a range of pea, canola,…

A Record $824 Million Has Been Invested In Alternative Protein Companies In 2019; $930 Million Already Invested In The First Quarter Of 2020

New reports released today by the nonprofit The Good Food Institute (GFI) reveal that record investments have been made globally in 2019 and in the first quarter of 2020 in companies creating alternatives to conventional animal-based foods, including plant-based meat, eggs, and…