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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In order to remain one of the safest food supply systems in the world today, we must employ at the local, state, and federal levels skilled professionals who are equipped to respond to and recover from the crisis of an agroterrorism event.
Conventional discourse on the issue of agroterrorism typically focuses on the potential for human fatalities, but the consequential economic impact to the agricultural industry would also be quite significant," said Matthew Power, executive vice president of Lexington Insurance Co.
Intelligence gathering/Information sharing--The Strategic Partnership Program Agroterrorism (SPPA) initiative is a close collaboration between the inter-agency partners mentioned above.
Peter Chalk, an agroterrorism expert at the RAND Corporation, says that terrorists "choose the path of least resistance.
An Agroterrorism Comprehensive Integrated Training Exercise was held in Seattle, Washington, in September 2007.
Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the groundbreaking Strategic Partnership Program Agroterrorism (SPPA) Initiative.
Two chapters are devoted to agroterrorism, and there is ample material on emerging pathogens and novel bioengineered agents that could be used in bioterrorism.
At the Agriculture Department, where officials are concerned about agroterrorism, the Times said employees can visit the agency's website and print out a "sensitive security information" cover sheet.
The site includes background information (including a history of past incidents affecting agriculture), agrosecurity principles for protecting farms, preparing for an agroterrorism event, and an array of other information sources.
Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Defense (DOD), play a role in protecting the nation against agroterrorism.