Research funding supports forward-thinking initiatives that align with IFEEDER’s mission to be a “champion for safe and sustainable feed and food production” with focus in three major areas:
- Support legislative and regulatory positions;
- Support policymaker and consumer influencer advocacy messages where data or facts are needed to create the compelling message; and
- Support the sustainability of the industry though projects identified and recommended by the Research Committee and advisory council.
Supporting data and information for legislative or regulatory issues is not funded by traditional avenues of research done by universities or private companies. As the animal food industry is faced with more and more regulatory concerns, it is important the regulations are reasonable and impactful. Through IFEEDER, the industry can collectively strengthen its positions and fund strategic research projects to support policy positions, practical regulations, timely application of new technologies and critical research gaps.
Research initiatives are guided by their priority and alignment with one of three pillars:
- Legislative and regulatory policy support;
- Feed and food safety; or