agroterrorism

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agroterrorism

The use of biological (e.g., anthrax, foot and mouth disease) or chemical agents against crops and livestock, in an effort to  disrupt a population’s economy and food supply.

Agroterrorism

The largely hypothetical use of biological or chemical agents (e.g., anthrax, foot and mouth disease) against crops and livestock to disrupt a population’s economy and food supply.
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Agro-terrorism has remained of profound fascination for both state and non-state actors.
Hence, in different periods and at various levels, institutions have been established to frame plant protection laws so as to counter agro-terrorism. However, these plant protection legal instruments are not implemented in letter and spirit which have exacerbated the threats of agro-terrorism in Pakistan particular and in the South Asia general.
Pests are considered the fundamental tools of agro-terrorism. Live-stock industry is also based on agriculture.
Chalk said one insidious aspect of agro-terrorism against livestock is that it can be difficult to differentiate between a naturally occurring disease outbreak and one caused by a terrorist.
APS offers that, too, along with seminars that you can actually produce copy from--like the agro-terrorism panel scheduled in Reno.
No doubt the farm economy, trade, the threat of agro-terrorism and the erosion of rural communities will continue to be topics of concern and discussion in the coming year.