Thanks to decades of investment and innovation, America’s food and agriculture producers feed the world with safe, nutritious, affordable food. It’s a system that we can take pride in, and it will become even more essential in the coming years as the world struggles to feed a growing global population.
Unfortunately, there is insufficient focus in today’s public discussion regarding the benefits that our modern, efficient food system provides to consumers and society. This unbalanced public debate is negatively influencing public policy and consumers’ choices.
Scientific societies, universities, industry and commodity groups have launched separate efforts to balance the debate, but these important initiatives can be more effective if more of us are informed about them and can participate.
The Alliance to Feed the Future is a new umbrella network that connects these disparate efforts, so they become more effective. The Alliance is coordinated by the International Food Information Council (IFIC).