Seven plant-based food associations have joined forces to form a new international working group.
Formed just months before the United Nations Climate Change conference COP26, The International Plant Based Foods Working Group (IPBFWG) is made up of similarly positioned associations representing companies and other organizations involved in producing plant-based foods.
The working group members will align and coordinate on high level strategy and initiatives, with the goal of advancing the plant-based food sector around the world. It believes that a more internationally connected up approach will help the plant-based sector achieve its stated aim of leading the transition to a more healthy, sustainable, and humane food system.
“The sustained growth of the plant-based foods industry and the soaring consumer demand for plant-based products provides an incredible global opportunity for our industry and the change it will drive”
“As a global community, the moment in front of us is enormous,” said Rachel Dreskin, CEO of the Plant Based Foods Association. “Shifting toward a plant-based food system is essential to ensuring the viability of our planet and all those that call it home. The sustained growth of the plant-based foods industry and the soaring consumer demand for plant-based products provides an incredible global opportunity for our industry and the change it will drive. By convening this International Plant Based Foods Working Group, we are setting the stage for collaboration that will drive transformation of our food system globally.”
IPBFWG’s seven launch parters are:
PBFC – Plant-Based Foods Canada
PBFA – Plant Based Foods Association (US)
EAPF – European Alliance for Plant Based Foods
ENSA – European Plant-based Foods Association
Plant-Based Food Alliance UK
China Plant Based Foods Association
Plant Based Foods Industry Association (India)
The group expects to expand its membership around the world, with more organizations joining.
Main image: Plant-based food fixture. Plant Based Food Association