On this World Food Day, The Good Food Institute is proud to join 24 leaders across the industries of food production, manufacturing, consumption, and more to deliver our collective recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill – including one of GFI's key priorities: investing in research and development for plant-based and clean meat.
This diverse group of stakeholders came together at the 2017 Concordia Summit to determine the most pressing priorities in food and agriculture and identify concrete ways the government could support positive change in the food system through the 2018 Farm Bill.
The resulting letter, which has been delivered to Congress, focuses on three key priorities – treating the food system as interdependent, funding the future, and investing in America – with specific recommendations for action within each topic.
You can find the entirety of the letter here, but if I may, I’d like to direct you to one specific area of the letter that we at GFI are particularly excited about! Based on our advocacy during roundtable discussions, a specific area of innovation was highlighted within the letter:
Priority Area 2: Fund the FutureOne specific area where the government should make a significant investment is in the field of plant-based and cellular protein (“clean meat”), whose market adoption stands to offer solutions to food insecurity, climate change, and nutritional health around the world.
This is what progress looks like, friends.
We’ll keep you updated as Congress reviews our proposals and crafts the 2018 Farm Bill. And if you’re interested in learning more about GFI’s work to create a healthy, humane, and sustainable food supply, check out what we do!