New report exposes dangers of Agroterrorism

With the recent revelations of bad green onions and now mad cow disease, the agricultural sector has revealed its vulnerability in keeping the food supply safe for consumers. These incidences were not intentional, but a terrorist attack against agricultural targets could have major consequences in the public’s eyes of safety as well as major economic impact. A new report out from Rand, Hitting America’s Soft Underbelly The Potential Threat of Deliberate Biological Attacks Against the U.S. Agricultural and Food Industry addresses the potential of agro-terrorism in the United States.

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