Plant Based Foods News

PBFA Drops Mississippi Lawsuit After Labeling Victory!

Jackson, Miss.—Today, Mississippi’s revised labeling regulations took effect allowing plant-based food companies to continue using common meat product terms like burgers and hot dogs. As a result, Upton’s Naturals and the Plant Based Foods Association (PBFA) today dropped a federal lawsuit they filed in July. The company and association teamed up with the Institute for Justice (IJ) to defend food companies’ First Amendment right to label food in ways that consumers understand.

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We are hiring! Job posting – Policy Analyst

Do you want to be part of an exciting organization dedicated to the advocacy and support of the plant-based foods industry? The Plant Based Foods Association represents over 160 company members including many of the nation’s leading brands. Our mission is to build a solid foundation for the plant-based foods industry to succeed and thrive.

We are seeking a talented, outgoing, experienced policy analyst, who can build on our early momentum and support our growing community of passionate business leaders. You will help advance our state policy agenda, with a focus on agriculture, in coordination with PBFA’s state-level lobbyist and reporting to the executive director. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wants to help grow this young industry.

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PBFA’s Work Makes Headlines!

Team PBFA is working hard for our members to advance the plant-based foods industry. We wanted to share a few recent media hits that recognize our impact!

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PBFA Opposes Misguided Labeling Bills in Wisconsin

Today, PBFA lobbyist Dan Colegrove testified before the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue and Financial Institutions in response to Senate Bills 463, 464, and 466. These bills would limit plant-based food companies’ rights to use meat and dairy terms.

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Advocating for Plant-Based Foods in Washington DC

September was a busy month for plant-based food policy in our nation’s capitol!

Plant Based Foods and Opportunities for American Farmers

This year’s Congressional briefing focused on opportunities for American farmers to grow input ingredients for plant-based foods. We invited members of congress and their staff, and over 100 RSVPd, demonstrating a strong interest.

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