During the Midwest Agricultural Export Summit in Sioux Falls, Ambassador Kip Tom addressed trade issues. Tom recently served in Rome at the U.S.-based United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture and has farmed for more than 40 years in Indiana. The European Union’s Farm-to-Fork Initiative is one of his biggest concerns. “The EU wants to push this around the world. They want to completely take biotech out of the toolbox, take away any synthetic products because of the crop concerns that they have and they want to take fertilizer completely out of the equation.” Without food security, Tom said there is an increase in extremist activities threatening the United States and its allies.
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