Entries by Michele Simon

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

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 […]

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, […]

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.

Millennials flocking to plant-based restaurants

This article in the QSR (quick service restaurants) Magazine describes a survey finding that more than 60 percent of Millennials are consuming plant-based meats. The reporter notes: “With the number of plant based concepts like Native Foods and Veggie Grill steadily increasing, other operators are looking for ways to incorporate meat alternatives into their menus.”