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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5) This lack of centralized coordination of work by different agencies means that we as a nation are unsure that our efforts, and billions of our tax dollars are not being used wisely to counter agroterrorism.
But for those who study the possible occurrenee of an act of agroterrorism, or significant food chain supply losses from some other event, major losses to businesses from product recalls and business interruption are the most likely outcome.
Rogers (2006), "The Threat of Agroterrorism to Australia: Preliminary Assessment," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 29(2): 147-163.
His chapter on agroterrorism highlights an issue that far too often has received short shrift.
the United States will lack a coordinated national approach to protect against agroterrorism (Thompson, 2007).
The program involved a series of briefings on several topics: the history of biowarfare, microbiology of biological agents, aerobic and anaerobic bioprocesses, detection overview, bioprocessing and optimization, bioprocess equipment and uses, specific systems for specific agents, dissemination, bioterrorism and biocrimes, agroterrorism, bioterrorism case studies, and lessons learned from Iraq.
Faculty members attended agroterrorism training events and searched for published material to supplement our existing expertise.
In Chapter 5, Kimball shifts, somewhat unexpectedly, to the issue of intentional harm, and discusses bioterrorism (the use of infectious microorganisms to attack humans) and agroterrorism (spoiling crops or livestock, or contaminating food products).
The facility established under the proposed bill would research, test, and evaluate human and zoonotic diseases to protect against the threat of agroterrorism and naturally occurring incidents.
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Other FDA efforts include the Strategic Partnership Program Agroterrorism Initiative, which helps identify sector-specific vulnerabilities, determine research gaps and needs, and increase coordination between the federal government and industry stakeholders, and the ALERT Initiative, launched last year and created to raise industry awareness of food defense and preparedness issues.