Reducing Threats to Our Nation's Agriculture: Authorizing a National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session, May 23, 2007 [open pdf - 137KB]
From the opening statement of James Langevin: Today, the subcommittee will receive testimony regarding the National Bio-and Agro-Defense Facility, known as NBAF. We are all well aware that biological threats, both man-made and naturally occurring, present a real danger to the security of the United States. In previous hearings, we have heard from experts on how best to protect against a variety of biological threats and how to strengthen programs like BioShield, to effectively procure countermeasures. Today, we will focus our attention on protecting against zoonotic diseases, which affect both animals and humans, and can be devastating to our agricultural sector." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: James R. Langevin, Michael T. McCaul, Bennie G. Thompson, Bob Etheridge, Edward Knipling, Kevin Shea, and John Vitko.
Serial No. 110-40
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