Bioterrorism

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Bioterrorism

The use by a non-state group, or the secret use by a nation state, of germs and other living beings to kill, injure or incapacitate one's enemy. There are numerous examples of bioterrorism dating back thousands of years. See also: Biowarfare.
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Agricultural terrorism (Agro-terrorism) is one of the aspects of bio-terrorism.
The hazards caused by microbial agents were classified as natural outbreaks, accidental release, bio-crime, bio-terrorism and bio-warfare as well as related challenges and opportunities.
"We are launching a new initiative that will give us the capacity to respond faster and more effectively to bio-terrorism or an infectious disease -- a plan that will counter threats at home, and strengthen public health abroad," Obama said.
Since 9/11, the anthrax-laced envelopes and assessments of our vulnerability in our food and water supplies, a rule-out of bio-terrorism is somewhat standard practice in the investigation of food and water-borne disease outbreaks.
Bio-terrorism Act, which demands that exporters and exporting countries prove the origin of all food and feed products.
Nitze School of International Studies, Johns Hopkins U., US) first present a papers that provides a general overview of the different approaches taken in Europe and the US, followed by chapters exploring the individual issue areas of bio-terrorism, nuclear terrorism, protection of critical infrastructure, border and transportation security, international law enforcement and judicial cooperation, intelligence, and the safeguarding of civil liberties.
The RFID system was promoted as a means to prevent the spread of animal diseases into the food-supply chain and to prevent bio-terrorism. But there were already adequate measures in place to stop diseased cattle from getting into the food chain, and many ways that the deviously minded would be able to circumvent the RFID system.
''The EID program Phase Two activities would bring the ASEAN plus three countries even closer in preparing for future threats of disease outbreaks, including those related to natural disasters, bio-terrorism, and pandemic influenza,'' the statement said.
Editorial includes coverage of such topics as: electronic commerce, electronic filing, e-privacy law, First Amendment rights in the digital age, information security, open source software, privacy and computer crime, technical standardization and infrastructure, telecommunications and mass media, behavioral sciences, biotechnology law, genetic and medical research, healthcare privacy and security IT, nanotechnology law, public health, environmental law, bio-terrorism, scientific misconduct and scientific evidence.
A selection of 17 papers from a workshop in Varna, Bulgaria, in May 2003 discuss bio-terrorism, agro-terrorism, diagnostics, epidemiology, vaccines, and prevention from a range of medical and military perspectives.
Food traceability systems are helpful for solving various problems that can surface in the quality of food supply systems: food poisoning, illegal unregistered chemicals, camouflage products, BSE, bio-terrorism, etc.
was threatening to tighten application of the Bio-Terrorism Act if Europe didn't agree to practices such as the use of oak chips and the addition of water to must.