Creation of a new global organization to support the plant-based food industry



Plant-based foods can help solve problems that concern many consumers, businesses and governments, and they can deliver real benefits in terms of water use, land use and carbon emissions. . Despite its global diversity, the IPBFWG is united in its efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable and humane food system.








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With the formation of an International Plant-Based Foods Working Group (IPBFWG) to support the growing sector, the plant-based foods movement is gaining momentum globally. Plant-based food associations from seven regions/countries, including India, have joined forces to form the task force, with the aim of helping the development of the sector as it gains popularity in the world.












Plant-Based Foods Canada (PBFC), the Plant-Based Foods Association (PBFA) in the United States, the European Alliance for Plant-Based Foods (EAPF), the European Plant-Based Foods Association (ENSA), the Plant -Based Foods Food Alliance UK, China Plant-Based Foods Association and Plant-Based Foods Industry Association constitute the current executive of IPBFWG (India).

Members of the task force will align and coordinate high-level strategies and initiatives with the goal of advancing the plant-based food sector globally, according to a statement.

The current food system is widely recognized as a contributor to many of the most pressing issues facing the world’s population.












Sustainable food system:

Plant-based foods can help solve problems that concern many consumers, businesses and governments, and they can deliver real benefits in terms of water use, land use and carbon emissions. . Despite its global diversity, the IPBFWG is united in its efforts to create a healthier, more sustainable and humane food system.

The IPBFWG will expand its membership beyond its seven launch partners, with more organizations expected to join.

“The European Plant-based Foods Alliance is pleased to join forces with other national plant-based food associations to create a global network for the exchange of knowledge and ideas”, said Siska Pottie, EAPF General Secretary. “Also work to support the formation of national plant-based organizations to accelerate the global transition to sustainable plant-based food systems across different continents.”












“The plant-based foods industry is growing exponentially,” said Sanjay Sethi, CEO of the Plant-Based Foods Industry Association. “A lot of effort needs to be made to provide a level playing field for this nascent but promising industry.” We began coordinated development with the launch of the IPBFWG, and spirits are high and beautiful, just like one big family.”











First published: April 25, 2022, 06:52 IST



Virginia S. Braud