CNN: New York City to Adopt Meatless Mondays Across All Public Schools

In a move that has already garnered mainstream media attention, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all NYC public schools will adopt the Meatless Monday program. The decision is made in collaboration with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who has been working to introduce meatless meals and education surrounding plant-based eating throughout the…

Food Industry Leaders Come Together to Present Opening Keynote Panel at Plant Based World Conference & Expo

Panelists Include Representatives from Kroger, Compass Group and the Plant Based Foods Association   New York, NY, March 13, 2019 – Ann Beaty, Director, Kroger Merchandising Consulting at 84.51° and Edward Brown,President, Restaurant Associates will join Michele Simon, Executive Director, Plant Based Foods Association for the opening day keynote to discuss The Growth of  the Plant-Based…

Plant-Based Innovation and Culture at Whole Foods Market with Jessica Pastore

If there’s one retail store that is known for bringing the best in natural food options to consumers across the country, it’s Whole Foods Market. This month we are excited to connect with Jessica Pastore, Senior Pricing Analyst for Whole Foods with a particular passion and expertise in plant-based eating. In this conversation Jessica tells…

Plant-Based is the New Natural Food

FROM THE DESK OF BEN DAVIS CONTENT & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR PLANT BASED WORLD CONFERENCE & EXPO Walking the expo floor at Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim last week, one thing was clear: the future of natural food is plant-based. Nearly every other booth was decorated with plant and vegetation imagery with the terms “plant-based”…

MARKET WATCH: MorningStar Farms to Go Fully Vegan by 2021

The trend towards removing all animal products from foods that have traditionally contained dairy and eggs has made its way into the boardrooms of household food brands like Kellogg’s. The company announced this week that its entire line of MorningStar Farms products will be 100% vegan by 2021. Read the full article here:  MorningStar Farms,…

FAST COMPANY: Making Food Sound Delicious with Creative Labeling

The increase in brands launching plant-based foods, beverages and products of all sorts has brought with it an influx of new marketing challenges. How a company chooses to label its product is an essential piece of targeting the proper audience. This article dives into this topic and finds the conclusion that simply making new, healthy…

CBS: It’s Seafood Made from Plants

The plant-based sea food category is ripe for growth, and two up and coming companies are leading the way. Ocean Hugger Foods and Good Catch Foods are continuing to expand with their unique takes on tuna made from ingredients such as tomatoes and legumes. Check out the full article and video shared by CBS here:…

NPR: Make Meat Eaters’ Mouths Water with Plants

We all know that there are people out there who simply won’t eat something because it’s labeled as “vegan” or “vegetarian”. So how then do we get people averse to these labels to try new foods that just happen to be plant-based. The answer is simple, just make the foods delicious without advertising the fact…

Small Changes for Our Collective Future

From the desk of Ben Davis Content & Communications Director Plant Based World Conference & Expo Happy February everyone! 2019 is already off to a fast start as more and more people around the world begin to pay attention to the benefits of living a plant-based life. As I was scrolling through social media the…

Supporting the Growth of the Plant-Based Foods Industry with Michele Simon

This month’s feature article is a conversation with Michele Simon, Executive Director of the Plant Based Foods Association. Since its creation in 2016, Michele and the team at PBFA have developed a vast and diverse member base. Their work involves raising awareness of plant-based food options and they pioneer many initiatives to create a fair…