The former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome says food security helps support national security.
Kip Tom, a seventh-generation farmer from Leesburg, Indiana, tells Brownfield it’s important to think globally about food security.
“Food security around the world is critical, not just within the borders of the United States,” he says. “We need to have a heightened view of what’s going on in other places to make sure we understand how our own risks need to be assessed.”
As ambassador, Tom worked with nearly 200 nations on food programs, emergency assistance, agriculture, safety standards, and more.