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Industry Responds to Coalition Announced at UN Summit

Dan Cattle, Livestock

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Agriculture and food industry groups welcome the formation of the Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation.

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced that it will join the effort. The Meat Institute expects to announce in November ambitious, data-driven targets to publicly verify progress on the 100 metrics in its sustainability framework.

NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts commented, “our commitments to economic, social, and environmental sustainability place us at the center of solutions for a healthy future.”

The National Milk Producers Federation, in a statement, commented, “We’re ready to do the work needed to advance the pragmatic, forward-looking approach the U.S. has charted throughout the summit’s process.”

American Feed Industry Association President and CEO Constance Cullman commended U.S. leaders at the summit, saying, “They signaled to the world that the U.S. does not intend to turn the clock back on scientific progress, but instead, advocate for modern technologies and practices.”

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)


Meat Institute joins U.S.-led sustainable productivity growth coalition, submits Protein PACT to Food Systems Summit

(WASHINGTON, DC/Thursday, September 23, 2021) — The North American Meat Institute today (Thursday) announced that it will join the U.S. government-led multistakeholder Coalition of Action on Sustainable Productivity Growth for Food Security and Resource Conservation to be launched by the Biden administration at the UN Food Systems Summit.

The Meat Institute also announced that more than 96 percent of comments received during a public consultation launched in July supported its draft sustainability framework and the Protein PACT for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow, which the Meat Institute has submitted to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (FSS) commitment hub.

The Meat Institute expects to announce in November ambitious, data-driven targets to publicly verify progress on the 100 metrics in its sustainability framework, which aims to:

  • Optimize contributions to healthy land, air, and water
  • Be the leading source of high-quality protein in balanced diets
  • Provide the most humane care and raise healthy animals
  • Produce safe products without exception
  • Support a diverse workforce and ensure safe workplaces

North American Meat Institute President and CEO Julie Anna Potts commented:

“High-quality animal protein is at the center of healthy diets, and our commitments to economic, social, and environmental sustainability also place us at the center of solutions for a healthy future.

“We are proud to join the U.S.-led coalition on sustainable agricultural productivity and to feature the Protein PACT in UN Food Systems Summit outcomes as the first initiative of its kind to unite farmers and processors in a common vision for transparent communication, continuous improvement, and ambitious commitments to ensure the sustainability of the beef, pork, poultry, and dairy people around the world rely on every day.”

Learn more about the Protein PACT and the Meat Institute’s draft sustainability framework here.