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  • noun Any act of terrorism designed to damage the agriculture of a state, especially by destroying crops or introducing pests or diseases.


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  • TUCKER: Two years ago, when Tommy Thompson stepped down as secretary of Health and Human Services, he called agroterrorism a grave concern for this country.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2006

  • That's something called agroterrorism, the fear that terrorists may one day purposefully infect the U.S. food supply and kill huge numbers of people.

    CNN Transcript May 19, 2007

  • He took us at a central California field to show us just how vulnerable the nation's food supply is to so called agroterrorism, starting with the relatively easy public access to crops.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • We've had a discussion about the possibility of anybody conducting what I call "agroterrorism," or an attack on our food supply.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2002

  • Last year at an agroterrorism conference in Kansas City, FBI Director Robert Mueller said, "We know that members of al Qaeda have studied our agriculture industry."

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • Nelken, who believes preventing agroterrorism should be a high priority, even thinks that security cameras should watch over unattended crops.

    CNN Transcript Sep 21, 2006

  • TUCKER: There is nothing new about the idea of agroterrorism.

    CNN Transcript Dec 12, 2006

  • When you think agroterrorism, the food process, all of those things, this is something we have to get ahead of.

    CNN Transcript Feb 6, 2002

  • You should know that the congressionally mandated Gilmore Commission indicates that agroterrorism is a significant potential problem.

    CNN Transcript Oct 15, 2001

  • Although there is an ongoing scientific debate over whether foreign terrorists have the technology and ability to launch a credible attack on the U.S. food supply, Kennedy believes the chances of being sickened by such a deliberate agroterrorism act are increasing.

    Kansas City Star: News


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