News & Media
Read our press release below and at PR Web.
Plant Based Foods Industry Contributes $13.7 Billion Annually to U.S. Economy
New analysis from the Plant Based Foods Association shows plant-based food sector added 60,000+ jobs that pay $13,000 higher annual salaries than average U.S. income. The growing industry also pays $1.1 billion in federal and state taxes each year.
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
Email Noelle Callahan at Noelle@PlantBasedFoods.org
Please include why you are interested in helping us with our mission, your qualifications, and availability.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls or other emails.