Agroterrorism

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Agroterrorism

The poisoning of the food supply in order to cause death and destruction, especially for a political end. While agroterrorism has not occurred on a large scale, it is speculated that its outbreak would cause panic in securities markets and in the wider economy, in addition to the obvious public health problems.
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The intentional use of pests and pathogens against the agriculture sector of a nation is known as agricultural terrorism (Keremidis, 2013, pp.
troops in Afghanistan addressed the subject of agricultural terrorism.
The government has remained on heightened alert for signs of agricultural terrorism, the deliberate and intentional tampering of any aspect of the food supply, since the Sept.
The fungus was recently recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a potentially significant biological weapon that could be used for agricultural terrorism.
Agricultural Terrorism Prevention Response Act of 2001.
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