Roberts: food insecurity is a national security issue
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says there’s no greater threat to national security than food insecurity.
“As COVID-19 has demonstrated, if any singular component in that food supply chain is vulnerable or harmed— the seeds, plants, feed, animals, workers, or infrastructure— significant challenges can result and have resulted,” he says.
The Kansas Republican says despite the coronavirus-related disruptions, he’s hopeful about the future of the industry.
“I’m optimistic we will come out of this stronger than ever before,” he says. “We must commit to work together to ensure that we continue to build a vibrant, safe and secure future for our generations to come.”
Roberts spoke during the Agri-Pulse ag and food policy summit.