News & Media

Investing in Policy Change to Fix Food

While food startups make headlines, our democracy also needs significant venture capital funding.

Read the latest op-ed by Michele Simon and Elizabeth Kucinich at New Hope.

Volunteer Opportunity: Social Media Guru

If you love plant-based foods and are skilled and passionate about social media the Plant Based Foods Association wants you! Join our team as a volunteer social media coordinator for a few hours a week to research and share news and articles about delicious and innovative plant-based foods, while promoting our members and their activities.

Responsibilities

  • Research news, articles, and reports about plant-based foods
  • Share news as it happens on all social media platforms
  • Promote our members through social media
  • Expand our reach on various social media platforms and engage our followers

Qualifications

  • Solid understanding of various social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube)
  • Dependable and consistently available 5-10 hours per week during business hours
  • Confident working independently and taking direction as necessary
  • Passion for promoting plant-based food companies

To apply

Email Noelle Callahan at Noelle@PlantBasedFoods.org

Please include why you are interested in helping us with our mission, your qualifications, and availability.

Explosive Growth in Dairy Alternatives Market Expected through 2020, Study Finds

The recently published global forecast for the dairy alternatives industry by the research firm MarketsandMarkets projects strong growth through 2020, furthering evidence of consumer preferences trending toward a plant-based diet. Here we summarize the key findings of the study.

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Plant Based Foods Association Argues Competitive Harm in Brief Filed in Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” Law Challenge

Yesterday the Plant Based Foods Association submitted an amicus (friend of the court) brief to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals requesting it to affirm the U.S District Court’s ruling that Idaho’s “Ag-Gag” statute is unconstitutional. This is the first time that a U.S appellate court will consider the constitutionality of an “Ag-Gag” law. In addition, the Plant Based Foods Association submitted a brief making the novel legal argument that the law places plant-based foods at an unfair economic disadvantage, given the negative effects this law has on consumer access to information and competition in the market place. Read more

Exponential Global Growth of the Meat Substitutes Industry Projected through 2020, Study Finds

The MarketsandMarkets’ recently published study “Meat Substitutes Global Forecast through 2020” projects the exponential global growth of the meat substitutes industry. Here we offer a summary of the findings.

Growth by Region

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Op-ed: Government policies support environmentally harmful meat production

We are excited to publish our first op-ed article in The Hill newspaper! It’s about a new study that found meat substitutes have 10 times less environmental impact than conventional meat, and yet our government policies are not in alignment with the science. You can read the article co-authored by Michele Simon and Elizabeth Kucinich here.

 

U.S. Meat Substitutes Market to Grow, Experts Find

The global research firm MarketsandMarkets recently published its Meat Substitutes Global Forecast through 2020, concluding that the future is bright for the growing industry. We are happy to share this summary of the findings for the US market.

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Job Opening: Administrative Assistant (part-time, contractor)

Want to help us #GrowPlantBased? New Plant Based Foods Association is seeking a highly organized administrative assistant to help maintain numerous functions, including membership records, financial information, fundraising, and related tasks. Must have working knowledge of QuickBooks online, ability to work efficiently and independently. Should be eager to work in a dynamic start-up, and mostly virtual environment for relatively low hourly pay. To start, about 10 hours per week for several months, depending on budget, potential for more. Must be located in San Francisco bay area – no exceptions. Commitment to mission a plus, sense of humor appreciated. Under-represented populations strongly encourage to apply. Email resume and brief cover letter to Maria Chan: mchan@miyokoskitchen.com. No calls or other emails.

Media Coverage of Our Launch

We are very proud of the extensive media coverage of our launch. Here are some examples:

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