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To: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Add Clean Food to the Green New Deal
We are in support of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal. However, we believe there is a crucial aspect missing: truly clean food. That is why we are calling on Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to revise her Green New Deal and include more support for both plant-based food products and cell-based animal products. The Green New Deal does mention healthy food and more sustainable food systems, but it does not mention the words plant-based. We are encouraging Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to include these words in the Green New Deal.
Concerning cell-based animal products, in order to hasten what some are calling a potential cellular agricultural revolution, there is a need for further research and development into forming a synthetic version of something called fetal bovine serum(FBS). FBS is derived from the animal agriculture industry. How it is derived is a cruel process and its uses up a lot of energy. Scientists are currently working on forming a synthetic version of this that would nullify both the ethical and energy use issues. Therefore, we are also encouraging Rep. Ocasio-Cortez to include research and development into a synthetic version of FBS in her Green New Deal.
Why is this important?
The use of traditional animal agriculture produces significant amounts of greenhouse gases, pollutes our oceans, and uses up copious amounts of land, water, and energy. It involves food-borne disease, antibiotics, chemicals and feces. It is also inherently cruel, and it simply does not work towards a cleaner, more sustainable, and more peaceful future. The steps we are calling for WILL work towards that future. There are not many politicians we believe would stick their necks out on the line for this, but we hope that Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is one that will. Please sign this petition and show Rep. Ocasio-Cortez that this is the direction the future is heading in and we will not stop until it is fulfilled.