News & Media

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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New York Times Covers Our Launch

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 ….

Press Release: Leading Plant Based Food Companies Form First-ever Trade Association

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 ….

Plant Based Foods Association’s Remarks to USDA on Dietary Guidelines

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.

Introducing… Plant Based Foods Association

Leading plant-based food companies have formed a new trade association to advocate for better policies and promote plant-based eating. This introductory video features interviews with executives of charter member companies, our executive director, and other plant-based food leaders.