GFI attended the FDA's public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology on July 12th. Speakers presented a strong case for the FDA's ability to regulate clean meat. Policy Director Jessica Almy gave remarks during the public comment section.
On Wednesday, June 27, GFI's Director of Policy Jessica Almy, Esq. was part of a panel of clean meat experts who presented to the Advisory Committee for the Congressional Research and Development [R&D] Caucus Committee. She explained that we are on the cusp of a major shift in how meat is produced globally. If the United States is to lead in this new way of producing meat, the government needs to shift research dollars to this field.
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.
Some incumbents are so threatened by plant-based and clean meat that they want the government to protect them. GFI makes the case for protecting the First Amendment rights of innovative plant-based and clean meat companies.
The US Cattlemen's Association wants the government's protection from plant-based and clean meat competition.