At a recent town hall meeting:
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama urged Japan and South Korea on Friday to scrap all their controls on U.S. beef imports and fully open their beef markets.
"You can't get beef into Japan and Korea, even though, obviously, we have the highest safety standards of anybody," he told a town hall meeting in Watertown, South Dakota. "They don't want to have that competition from U.S. producers."
"So we've got to have a president who's a tougher negotiator and, when we have tougher negotiations, that means that other countries are going to have to allow us to sell into their markets," he said.