WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 9, 2020) – The Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation (AMPS Innovation) submitted comments in response to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Request for Information on its Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA).
In their letter, the AMPS Innovation member companies wrote, “Our technology is responsive to many of the needs laid out in USDA’s request, including that it has the potential to greatly reduce both food waste and greenhouse gas emissions. The cell-based/cultured process allows us to produce meat, poultry and seafood directly from animal cells, while growing only the muscle, fat, skin and connective tissues that are typically eaten—without raising the entire animal. As we scale our production, we expect this efficiency will enable us to supply high-quality meat, poultry and seafood for consumers, while reducing the land and water resources that are needed to feed and care for an animal throughout its life, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with meat production.”
“We believe that, in combination with traditional meat and seafood suppliers, our products will be a key part of the solution to keep feeding the world in light of increasing environmental challenges,” the members added.
Read the full comment from AMPS Innovation here.
About the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation
The Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation is working to advance new methods of producing real, high-quality, safe meat, poultry and seafood products directly from cells, which, in partnership with the broader agricultural community, will help meet the demands of feeding a growing global population. AMPS Innovation advocates for our industry through sharing our collective expertise, providing insight into our innovation, and committing to safety and transparency with all stakeholders, including industry partners, policymakers, advocates and consumers. To learn more about the Alliance for Meat, Poultry & Seafood Innovation, visit www.ampsinnovation.org.
Cathy Cochran, [email protected]