SFA Supports Alliance to Feed the Future

December 31, 2011

Thanks to decades of investment and innovation, America's food and agriculture producers feed the world with safe, nutritious, affordable food. Unfortunately, there is insufficient focus in today's public discussion regarding the benefits that our food system provides to consumers and society. This unbalanced public debate negatively influences 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 connects these disparate efforts, so they become more effective. SFA is pleased to be a member. The Alliance is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of modern agriculture and large-scale food production for the purpose of expanding access to food and alleviating hunger.

The Alliance is coordinated by the International Food Information Council.

Alliance to Feed the Future Celebrates Food Days

Background:

Many events celebrating food and agriculture are taking place around the world during the month of October. For example:

    • October 13: The awarding of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, IA

    • October 16: World Food Day - the worldwide celebration sanctioned by the UN

    • October 24: A new Food Day receiving grassroots attention from many organizations


But for farmers, ranchers, other producers, manufacturers and retailers who are working constantly to provide for the growing global population, every day is a day dedicated to food. Every day is Food Day!