Food innovation is entering a new era. FDA approval should too.
The Good Food Institute partnered with research organization Faunalytics to create a poll that would gauge public opinion regarding clean meat. Two-thirds of respondents were willing to try it, and a majority were willing to swap conventional meat out for clean meat.
Farming cells is better than slaughtering animals - safer, more sustainable, and humane. The FDA has issued a "no questions" letter to Impossible Foods, recognizing the safety of the Impossible Burger's heme (the source of the burgers "bloody" taste).
If we are going to effectively address the environmental devastation and public health threats of industrial animal agriculture, it is critical that we develop plant-based and clean meat. Regardless of our personal diets, everyone concerned with the environment and public health should support the efforts of plant-based and clean meat companies to compete directly with industrial meat on taste, price, and convenience.
Given the range and severity of issues caused by industrial animal agriculture (from antibiotic-resistant superbugs to increased impacts of climate change), every government should follow Japan's lead and invest in clean meat research.
GFI's affirms its commitment to a just and safe workplace; releases anti-harassment policy and reinforces zero-tolerance policy.