Additionally, in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2012, a seminar on actionable knowledge was held, which identified the need to bring various agency cultures together to work on developing a resilient capability to identify early signs of bio- and agroterrorism
and the implications of uncertainty Reduction Theory for agricultural communicators.
(9) For our discussion, food security refers to all of the above including plant, animal, and processed food safety and defense from contamination by human intention (for example, agroterrorism
) and nonhuman progression (such as invasive species).
Notions of agroterrorism
and bioterrorism as methods of control to deplete infrastructure have been present since the beginning of known civilization.
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).
"Historical Perspective on Agroterrorism
: Lessons Learned from 1945 to 2012 ", Biosecurity and Bioterrorism: Biodefense Strategy, Practice, and Science, Vol.
is another, even more insidious threat to our way of life.
The GAO also noted that a 1998 Institute of Medicine report had "concluded that the [food safety] system [was] not well prepared to meet emerging challenges, and the GAO discussed emerging concerns of "agroterrorism
," in light of the 2001 terrorist attacks.
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.