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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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Plant biosecurity governance is earnestly needed to ensure security of individuals by discouraging the agro-terrorism not only in Pakistan but also in the South Asian region.
10, 2005, at 4, 6, available at http://www.jamestown.org/terrorism/news/uploads/ter_003_005.pdf (stating that "al-Qaeda theological leaders have specifically exhorted Islamists to use biological weapons in whatever manner possible against Americans" and that "agro-terrorism could certainly emerge as a favored secondary form of al-Qaeda").
The threat of agro-terrorism makes for attention-grabbing headlines.
In March President Bush cited fears of bio- and agro-terrorism when he extended "classification authority" to the Department of Health and Human Services, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture.
The first was a discussion by three agro-terrorism experts.
How real is this threat of agro-terrorism? Very real, according to Dr.
Following that a panel of the world's foremost experts will discuss agro-terrorism.
George Nethercutt, R-Wash., introducing a bill called the Agro-Terrorism Prevention Act.