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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A report on the US Federal Emergency Management Agency's Web site notes that a number of countries have the potential for developing state-sponsored offensive agriterrorism capabilities or programs: Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, North Korea, South Africa, Syria, United Kingdom, United States, Russia, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.
DSU is the second largest university in the United States to have all its disciplines in one location, and 21 "focus groups" have been formed around such subjects as agriterrorism, business and economic issues, medical care delivery, and border security.
In consideration of the possibility of bioterrorism and agriterrorism, delivering samples to a central facility at biological safety level (BSL) 3 or higher may be necessary for inactivation before electron microscopic examination.