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Plant Based Products Council Executive Director Jessica Bowman says USDA’s new pilot program for biobased products is another step forward for the U.S. bioeconomy. Biobased products can be made from a variety of renewable inputs, including corn, soy, hemp, seaweed, grasses and many other agricultural commodities.
Read the article: “Vilsack announces $10M for biobased products“Read More >
Agri-Pulse sought comments from PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman on a $3 million program designed to grow the market for biobased products that will be one of many under legislative scrutiny as discussions surrounding the 2023 Farm Bill ramp up. Under current federal acquisition regulations, a messy reporting system makes it difficult to determine whether these requirements are actually being met by agencies.Read More >
Brownfield Ag News interviewed PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman about a recent speech she gave during the 2022 National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) Winter Policy meeting. Bowman noted there was interest among NASDA members to help support the industry and bring opportunities back to their states. She said the Plant Based Products Council is focused on growing the bioproducts industry and helping realize the environmental and economic potential of the products.
Read the article or listen to the interview “Growing Biobased Products Industry Helps Support Rural Communities“Read More >
The Beet covered PBPC’s 2021 consumer research program in a recent article. There is no doubt that plant-based foods are now mainstream, and new research from the Plant Based Products Council (PBPC) indicates that plant-based consumer interest is higher than ever. The report details that 89 percent of consumers are somewhat, very, or extremely likely to support a company that produces and/or uses products made from plants.
Read the article “89% Of Consumers Support Companies That Make Plant-Based Products“Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman recently penned an op-ed in Waste Dive on how improvements in composting and recycling infrastructure are necessary to capitalize on the environmental benefits of plant-based products. The op-ed draws on the results from PBPC’s 2021 consumer research study to demonstrate the market demand for plant-based products and provides policy solutions for how the United States can improve our waste management infrastructure.
You can read the full op-ed “We must invest in compost infrastructure to match growing demand for sustainable products“Read More >
The results of PBPC’s 2021 consumer research program were recently featured in an article in Beauty Packaging. PBPC’s Executive Director shared ways the beauty industry have responded to increased consumer demand for sustainable products by innovating new cosmetic materials and packaging that is renewable and eco-friendly. The article also shared key statistics on consumer familiarly and interest with plant-based products.
Read the article “Study Shows Consumers Favor Sustainability in Products & Packaging“Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman was named as a top lobbyist in the 2021 list published by The Hill. This annual list highlights the biggest experts, influencers, and advocates in Washington who have successfully delivered results in Congress and the White House. See the entire list of policy experts, influencers, and advocates on The Hill’s website.Read More >
PBPC Executive Director Jessica Bowman was profiled in Resource Recycling’s ‘Women in Circularity’ series. In this feature, Jessica discusses her work supporting a closed loop economy, recent successes through partnerships, the next frontier in sustainable product development, and more.
Read the article “Women in Circularity: Jessica Bowman“Read More >