News & Media
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
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.
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We are very proud of the extensive media coverage of our launch. Here are some examples:
Trade Group Lobbying for Plant-Based Foods Takes a Seat in Washington
Food business reporter Stephanie Strom covers our launch in today’s New York Times. She writes:
The trade associations representing the beef, pork and poultry industries are among the most powerful lobbies in Washington. And they are about to get some company.
Read the entire story at the New York Times ….
Plant Based Foods Association will advocate for $3.5 billion plant-based foods sector
San Francisco, CA (March 07, 2016)
Today, 23 food companies announced the launch of the Plant Based Foods Association, the first trade group to represent the fast-growing plant-based foods sector, a $3.5 billion industry that supports consumer health and the environment. The association will engage in education, promotion, and advance policies to meet the increasing consumer demand for plant-based foods. Read rest at PRWeb ….
Last month, our policy and partnerships consultant, Elizabeth Kucinich, offered testimony at a listening session hosted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington D.C. regarding the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA). Our input will be shared with the Institute of Medicine, as that body reviews the scientific process for the 2020 DGA. Among other points, we emphasized the need for the guidelines to help Americans consume more plant-based foods, both for their health and that of the planet. You can download and read our entire remarks, also submitted in writing, here.