agroterrorism

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agroterrorism

terrorist acts involving the disruption, damage, or destruction of a country’s agriculture
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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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Among the risks highlighted in this year's edition are risks posed by the use of social media for punitive purposes against business and brand reputation, and the massive impact an agriterrorism attack could have on the food supply chain in the U.S.
food supply, only 14 percent believe agriterrorism would be the most likely form of terrorism if a terrorist attack were to occur again on U.S.
In addition, a veterinarian discussed the possible threat and planning efforts related to agriterrorism.