International Plant Based Food Groups Urge Leaders at COP27 to Set Clear Targets for Global Food System Transition in Favor of Plant-Based
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International Plant Based Food Groups Urge Leaders at COP27 to Set Clear Targets for Global Food System Transition in Favor of Plant-Based

Eight international plant-based food trade associations join forces to promote plant-based food systems as transformational strategy to meet Paris Agreement climate goals and mitigate growing concerns around food security. November 4, 2022 –– Ahead of the United Nations’ 27th Conference of the Parties (COP 27), the International Plant Based Foods Working Group (IPBFWG) urges world leaders…

The Institute Joins Groups Urging  EPA to Act on Factory Farm Pollution in Communities of Color
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The Institute Joins Groups Urging  EPA to Act on Factory Farm Pollution in Communities of Color

The Plant Based Foods Institute (The Institute) joined 200+ groups to send a letter to Administrator Michael Regan at the  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding that the EPA use its authority to hold concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), also known as factory farms, responsible for the toxic pollution and damage caused to surrounding communities,…

Brief on USDA Food Transformation Framework and Executive Order on America’s Supply Network

Brief on USDA Food Transformation Framework and Executive Order on America’s Supply Network

“A transformed food system is part of how we as a country become more resilient and competitive in the case of big and future challenges and threats.” This rhetoric – that food systems must transform – is commonplace in progressive food circles but marks a significant and welcome shift from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack…

Industrial Animal Agriculture’s Large Footprint on Global Land

Industrial Animal Agriculture’s Large Footprint on Global Land

Industrial animal agriculture is deeply ingrained in our global world but there is still ample room for hope. Through our work with the Institute, we aim to drive transition to a plant-based food system by taking a holistic approach that recognizes the complexity of the challenges we face, builds bridges across sectors, and ensures businesses can thrive. 

Why a Plant Based Food System is Essential to Combat Climate Change

Why a Plant Based Food System is Essential to Combat Climate Change

This week, another eye-opening report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) made headlines, drawing our collective attention to the dire realities of our climate crisis and tactics we can use to turn the ship around—including some serious shifts within our food system. The latest report from Working Group III, which is the final contribution to their Sixth…

The Institute Makes the Case for Plant-Based Food Solutions to California Air Resources Board

The Institute Makes the Case for Plant-Based Food Solutions to California Air Resources Board

The Plant Based Foods Institute was recently invited to speak at the California Air Resources Board’s workshop on Methane, Dairies and Livestock, and Renewable Natural Gas in California. The workshop garnered over 800 participants and included sessions from professors, scientists, government officials, and more. The aim of the workshop was to provide an overview of…

Failure to Curb Industrial Animal Ag Runoff Leads to Large-Scale Freshwater Pollution in the U.S.

Failure to Curb Industrial Animal Ag Runoff Leads to Large-Scale Freshwater Pollution in the U.S.

When we think about the environmental impact of our industrial food system, greenhouse gas emissions are often the first metrics that come to mind. Through our work at the Plant Based Foods Institute, our aim is to call awareness to the interconnected nature of our food system and our broader ecosystem and a new report…