Unique challenges exist today that will likely grow in the future when it comes to food production. Economics, affordability (or food insecurity), safety, regulations, activism, environment and population growth are all factors that could threaten long-term viability.
The animal food industry represents a critical link in the food chain. Its existence is vital to the well-being of farmers and animals who are upstream in the chain as well as the people and pets who consume food products downstream in the chain.
IFEEDER is the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) foundation. It provides animal feed and pet food industry stakeholders an effective vehicle for education and research efforts that promote and secure a strong future. Donating to IFEEDER allows the industry to:
- Fund critical animal feed and pet food research; and
- Develop appropriate messages detailing the industry’s very positive contributions to the availably of safe, wholesome and affordable food and preservation of our natural resources.
One of the projects IFEEDER supported that I’m most proud of is the work conducted by Dr. Frank Mitloehner, University of California, Davis, on the impact of livestock and poultry on greenhouse gases. Did you know that U.S. livestock and poultry production only accounts for 4.2 percent of the total greenhouse gases?
Collectively, the animal feed and pet food industries can make a difference! I would encourage you or your organization to get involved with IFEEDER.
Chairman of the Board, IFEEDER
Maxi-Lift Inc./Southwest Agri-Plastics, Inc.