We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Mike Selden, co-founder and CEO of Finless Foods. Mike has a background in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked on the evolutionary biomechanics of mantis shrimp and the epigenetics of fusarium oxysporum, … Read more
With deep appreciation for his years of outstanding leadership, ACE is announcing that Executive Director Jon Bockman will soon be transitioning from his role on the staff to a new role on the board of directors. This will allow Jon to pursue other opportunities while continuing to provide guidance for ACE, … Read more
In the next couple of months, I’ll be transitioning from my role as ACE’s executive director to a position on the board of directors. The decision to end my tenure as an ACE staff member is bittersweet. I feel sad to be leaving a position that I love, … Read more
2017 saw the highest per capita egg consumption in the U.S. in over 20 years. Per capita red meat and poultry consumption in the U.S. has been increasing as well, and is expected to reach a record high in 2018. This does not necessarily indicate a long-term trend, because the recent surge in meat consumption is mostly attributed to an oversupply of chicken and resulting low prices—rather than to increased demand.
We do a lot of different things at ACE, from administering the Animal Advocacy Research Fund to holding conferences and research workshops. However, we’re best known for our charity evaluations. They’re a major project of ours throughout the year, and we’re proud of them. … Read more
At ACE, we continually assess our own programs and actively look for ways to improve. We discuss potential changes to our evaluation process each year during a “post-mortem” meeting that we hold soon after the publication of our reviews—while the process is fresh in our minds. We also solicit feedback from the charities we’ve evaluated to consider ways in which we can improve the process for them. We hope that the changes we’re implementing this year will result in improvements in (i) the experience of the charities we work with, (ii) our efficiency, and (iii) the quality of our reviews.