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.
(2004) An unaddressed issue of agricultural terrorism: A case study on feed security.
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The material can be searched by category of interest, under 85 headings such as "agricultural terrorism," "anthrax," and "border security." The site also provides access to the MIPT library catalog, along with directions for borrowing library materials.
In the February issue of SDN, editor Andrea Gural commented that spending in the security industry may exceed $7 billion by 2008, as "security is increasingly becoming an integral part of the business processes of a company." Some of the article headlines give hints as to what security in the 21st century means: "Tamper-proof shipping container tested," "Two Tennessee couples accused of counterfeiting bar codes," "Baby formula scare," "Farmers need to become part of the security infrastructure in the country's fight against agricultural terrorism," "Report: Boost security due to corpse scandal." (Corpse scandal?
The center, which previously had been run by the Agriculture Department, focuses on protecting the nation from "agricultural terrorism," McQueary said.
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