KEEP AMERICA FIRST IN AGRICULTURE
Keep America First in Agriculture
NPPC is launching a new campaign, Keep America First in Agriculture, to broaden awareness and understanding of gene editing’s promise for livestock agriculture.
The U.S. has always been the global leader in agricultural innovation, but runs the risk of falling behind on an advancement that positively impacts animal and human health — gene editing.
What is Gene Editing
Gene editing, technology that allows for precise, small changes to specific genes, can help farmers breed healthier, more resilient livestock. This technology has the potential to reduce the need for antibiotics and other drugs in our food supply because it can provide a natural immunity to disease.
Gene editing accelerates the process of natural improvements in livestock, enabling America’s farmers to remain competitive in the global market.
FDA regulating means...
- Treat any gene edited animal as a living drug.
- Classify every farm as a drug-manufacturing facility.
- Delay the approval process for each gene up to 10 years.
The U.S. has always been the global leader in agricultural innovation
America’s livestock industry in numbers:
- Hundreds of thousands of jobs.
- $1.02 trillion annually.
- Almost 6% of our GDP.
By pioneering new techniques such as gene editing, the U.S. has maintained a global competitive advantage.