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Op Ed: Jack Truman, Vegan Democratic Candidate, Missouri USA

In this, the first instalment of our brand new Opinion section which will feature the views and insights of leaders and figures from across plant-based and cell-based industries; Jack Truman, Democratic Candidate, Missouri 4th Congressional District, shares his thoughts about the changes which need to be made in society. An animal rights activist and vegan for 22 years, Truman is a self-described liberal conservative who intends to bring positive change to Missouri’s 4th district, which he notes is located in the heart of cattle country. The Times Need to Change, by Jack Truman It’s time for a change. Change is good. People should embrace change. This country is definitely changing. But from what I’ve seen, especially over these last few years, people are only willing to …


President Joe Biden Alternative Proteins

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Politics & Law

President Biden Issues Executive Order Supporting the Advancement of Cultured Meat

This week, President Biden signed an executive order aimed at advancing US leadership in biotechnology and biomanufacturing, which includes exploring new innovations in the agricultural sector, and specifically mentions the advancement of alternative proteins.  In the order, Biden directs the heads of relevant government agencies to submit reports assessing diverse fields of biotechnology within 180 days to explore their potential impact on medicine, climate change, and food production. Regarding agriculture it reads:   “The Secretary of Agriculture… shall submit a report assessing how to use biotechnology and biomanufacturing for food and agriculture innovation, including by improving sustainability and land conservation; increasing food quality and nutrition; increasing and protecting agricultural yields; protecting against plant and animal pests and diseases; and cultivating alternative food sources.” Growing a “bioeconomy” …


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Bill Gates, Ezra Klein and the GFI Call on Congress for Public Investment in Alt-Proteins in Face of Climate Crisis 

As Ezra Klein calls on policymakers to make open-access research into plant-based and cell-cultured meat a key part of the American Jobs Plan and climate strategy, the GFI is strongly advocating for $2 billion in funds for open-access alt-protein science. The international nonprofit has also worked with Bill Gates‘ NGO Breakthrough Energy calling for public investment in alt-proteins as a key climate mitigation strategy.