Definition of Bio-security, bio-terrorism

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Bio-security, bio-terrorism

The term 'Bio-security, bio-terrorism ' as it applies to the area of agriculture can be defined as ' 'Bio-security' refers to the policies, and measures taken, for protecting a nationís food supply and agricultural resources from both accidental contamination and deliberate attacks of 'bio-terrorism.' Now viewed as an emerging threat, bio-terrorism might include such acts as introducing pests intended to kill U.S. food crops; spreading a virulent disease among animal production facilities; and poisoning water, food, and blood supplies. The federal government is now increasing its efforts to improve bio-security because of the recognition that the United States is currently vulnerable, both from a civil and military standpoint'.

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