Saturday, October 28, 2017

China-Israel Meat Technology Deal: Where’s The Beef?

Insights from Bruce Friedrich

By Mercy A. Kuo

THE DIPLOMAT - October 03, 2017

Trans-Pacific View author Mercy Kuo regularly engages subject-matter experts, policy practitioners and strategic thinkers across the globe for their diverse insights into the U.S. Asia policy.  This conversation with Bruce Friedrich Co-Founder and Executive Director of The Good Food Institute and co-author of two books, including the forthcoming Clean Protein: The Revolution That Will Reshape Your Body, Boost Your Energy—and Save Our Planet with New York Times bestselling author Kathy Freston is the 110th in “The Trans-Pacific View Insight Series.”  
Briefly explain the significance of China’s trade agreement with Israel worth $300 million to import clean meat produced by three Israeli companies.
To be clear, although the media has reported that the agreement has to do with clean meat, that is not accurate. The agreement is extremely promising for clean meat, but clean meat is not explicitly addressed in the deal.