Support Technology to Make Slaughterhouses Obsolete
If a new technology had the power to make factory farms and slaughterhouses obsolete, wouldn’t you want it to have the best fighting chance to succeed? There’s a huge threat on the horizon to emerging clean meat technology; a technology that can stop everything that is wrong with modern animal agriculture. We mustn’t let this threat stand in the way of what we want deep down to our core: a world where animals are no longer used, tormented and slaughtered!
Right now, there’s a war brewing between the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) over which regulating body will get to regulate clean meat products — meat that is grown using isolated animal cell cultures, without slaughtering animals.
This regulatory power is significant, because one of these regulatory bodies has well established political and financial ties to the current system using factory farms and slaughterhouses.
The two players:
The FDA has a track record of embracing new food technologies with food safety being its top priority. It also has the upper hand when it comes to experience in regulating cultured cell technology.
The USDA has tight relationships with traditional meat producers, and regularly invests billions of dollars through subsidies and grants to ensure its survival.
We believe the FDA is more likely provide clean meat companies with a level playing field to compete with traditional meat products.
“We’re ready to face the challenge and to support the promise of this and other food technologies.” — Susan Mayne, Director of FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
The future of clean meat has the power to save billions of animals and make factory farms and slaughterhouses obsolete. Let’s do all that we can to ensure that it isn’t disadvantaged by the USDA’s tight relationships with traditional meat producers.
Please join us in supporting the FDA’s initiative to take the lead!
What You Can Do
1) Clean meat may take a few years to enter the market to compete with traditional producers, but you can do something right now to stop cruelty toward all farmed animals by no longer funding industries which profit from using and killing them. Click here to learn how you can switch to a compassionate and delicious plant-based diet.
2) Send our letter in support of the FDA’s initiative to call for public comments on this issue — comment period closes September 25, 2018. Use the form on the right-hand side of this page to submit the letter.