Food Industry Creates New Group to “Balance” Public Debate

More than 50 food and biotechnology trade groups including Monsanto have a new coalition called Alliance to Feed the Future.  Coordinated by the International Food Information Council, the alliance was created to “balance the public dialogue” on modern agriculture and large-scale food production and technology. According to the group’s website, “there is insufficient focus in today’s public discussion regarding the benefits that our modern, efficient food system provides to consumers and society. This unbalanced public debate is negatively influencing public policy and consumers’ choices.”