agroterrorism


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agroterrorism

(ˌæɡrəʊˈtɛrərɪzəm)
n
(Military) the use of biological agents as weapons against agricultural and food-supply industries
[C20: from agro- + terrorism]
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67) A legitimate threat to domestic food security is embodied by an al Qaeda training manual that is devoted to agroterrorism --that is, the destruction of crops, livestock, and food processing operations.
Agroterrorism targeting livestock: a review with a focus on early detection systems.
1238) would expand the War on Terror to the farm and dairy front in order to "share information and quickly respond to agroterrorism threats," according to the bill's lead sponsor, Representative David Young (R-Iowa).
The battery of research articles examined indicates attention to heretofore untouched research themes, such as deciphering best practices before, during, and after crisis and risk situations (Veil and Sellnow, 2008; White and Rutherford, 2008; Ashlock, Cartmell & Leising, 2009) particularly when food safety is under threat (Irlbeck, Akers & Palmer, 2011; Barr, Irlbeck & Akers, 2012; Irlbeck, Jennings, Meyers, Gibson & Chambers, 2013), incidences of agroterrorism (Ashlock, Cartmell & Leising, 2009 and 2012; Riley, Cartmell & Naile, 2012) and plant and animal disease outbreaks (e.
However, agroterrorism is another, even more insidious threat to our way of life.
Analysis: The concentrated nature of farming in the United States and the porousness of the boundaries between growing operations in our wide-open spaces make an act of agroterrorism a very real threat.
Other areas covered include planning for terrorism, active shooter incidents, agroterrorism, pandemics, and mass care and sheltering.
Tuesday's events included a crosswalk safety awareness event on the University of Nevada campus, a presentation on agroterrorism and community preparedness, local food samples and a bicycle and pedestrian safety event featuring a helmet fitting station, community safety clinic and helmet giveaway.
A National Defense University paper on the threat of agroterrorism cites Preston's (1998a) New Yorker article, "The Bioweaponeers," on the risk of genetically engineered bioterror agents and as the only source for the prospect that Russian scientists had perfected a recombinant hybrid of smallpox and Ebola (Parker, 2002, p.
In addition to the discussed challenges, devastating plant diseases, such as "citrus greening," GMO and bio-safety protocols, and the threat of agroterrorism present compelling new challenges to the industry.
2001), "Current Trends in Agroterrorism (Antilivestock, Anticrop, and Antisoil Bioagricultural Terrorism) and Their Potential Impact on Food Security," Studies in Conflict and Terrorism 24(2): 107-129.
efforts in human biodefense and defense against agroterrorism, DHS has