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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.
Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law a bipartisan bill led by McCaskill and Republican Senator Pat Roberts of Kansas to protect the nations agriculture industry by addressing the threat of agro-terrorism and mitigating the risks to food put on tables across the country.
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.
Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced his legislation to address the threat of agro-terrorism and ensure the safety of the U.S.
Im pleased President Trump has signed this bill into law to reiterate the important and necessary role of the DHS in the agro-terrorism space.
Rural Preparedness includes the following topics: school-based incidents, mass fatality planning and response, the development of emergency operation plans, rail car safety, media engagement strategies for first responders, agro-terrorism, food and animal safety and hazardous materials.