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Mollie
Brennan

Senior Associate
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Mollie  Brennan

Mollie is a Senior Associate in Global Counsel’s Asia team. Mollie previously taught English in Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine. At Global Counsel, Mollie assists teams with research and analysis. In her work, she has a focus on environmental legislation and sustainability, as well as political monitoring in Russia and the CIS.

Latest Insights by Mollie Brennan

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Meat analogues in the EU: A cut above the rest?

Sustainability

First it was tofu, then it was quorn, and now meat derived from a single animal cell and thus the creation of a new term – meat analogue. The meat analogue industry is one of the fastest growing consumer goods segments. It is also one of increasing political volatility and one in which regulation is struggling to keep up in a way that spurs innovation and shifts consumer…

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General Politics

Killing vegans?

General Politics

That probably got your attention. It certainly got enough attention to ensure that the editor of Waitrose’s food magazine, William Sitwell, had to stand down after he joked that "killing vegans, one by one" was preferable to publishing a feature on plant based recipes. The story broke on World Vegan Day: talk about bad timing.

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No more clutching at straws - the policy journey to phasing out single use plastic in the UK

Sustainability

At the governing UK Conservative party’s conference this week, parliamentary undersecretary of state, Therese Coffey, promised a ‘radical’ Waste and Resources Strategy by the end of 2018. A series of government enquiries this year have underscored widespread support for more hard-nosed policies. The EU’s circular economy package recycling targets and China’s hardening…

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