We Have A little Over A Month To Change The Food World

The Lempert Report
September 04, 2018

The Food and Drug Administration is extending the comment period for the notice of a public meeting and request for comments, on “FDA's Comprehensive, Multi-Year Nutrition Innovation Strategy” and are inviting interested parties to provide information on specific topics related to FDA's Nutrition Innovation Strategy.

FDA is extending the comment period on the notice and its request for comment, published in the Federal Register of June 27, 2018 (83 FR 30180). You have to submit either electronic or written comments to the https://www.regulations.gov electronic filing system and they will accept comments until midnight Eastern Time, October 11, 2018.  

Here’s why this is important. 

There has never been a time where there is more confusion and more controversy about the foods we eat and where they come from. We are witnessing a turnover of CEOs from major food corporations and start ups who are quickly changing our food world. Can meat grown in petrie dishes actually be called meat? Can milk from roaches be called milk? Can plants grown in water be called organic? These are just the few of the current discussions taking place and this initiative from the FDA is looking for up to date and future methods for communicating our food facts.

Now more than ever we need the ideas and technologies to be embraced by the FDA and our food world.