The Terrorist Threat to Global Agriculture, Food and Water Supplies


This lecture series will compare and contrast past and contemporary examples of domestic and global terrorist attacks on agriculture, food and water systems in order to instill in the student an appreciation for the serious public health challenges posed from such attacks. We will consider the use of microorganisms, radiation, and chemicals to inflict damage on plants, animals, ready-to-eat and fresh food supplies, water sources, public health, and public morale. In addition, we will review laws, regulations and organizations that are used to protect U.S. populations from such attacks.