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Gerard Backx of HZPC: ‘Food should not be used as a political weapon’

January 2024

During the recently-held week-long potato show, HZPC CEO Gerard Backx sketched the current developments in the world of seed potatoes. He did this before a group of international guests from 29 different countries. In his talk, he dealt at great length with the problems in the Middle East and the republic of Syria in particular. ‘Politics shouldn’t use food as a political weapon’, Backx emphasised. He also paid tribute to the ‘HZPC Potato Person of the Year’, who happened to be a woman this year.

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