The US should support EU policy to limit cadmium levels in fertilizer to 20mg/kg
Cadmium is a heavy metal with neurotoxic effects. Reducing cadmium levels in food would benefit public health in the EU and importers of EU produce.
Limiting cadmium levels would apply unnecessary pressure on producers, increasing prices for consumers.
Implementing the proposed limit on cadmium in fertilizers would give Russian suppliers a significant advantage in European markets telegraph.co.uk. By increasing Russian influence in matters of European food security, this could shift the geopolitical balance of power in favor of Russia, potentially impacting greater US foreign policy interests.