Agro Terrorism Research Paper by ST

Agro Terrorism
This paper looks at the issue of homeland security and discusses agro terrorism.
# 106161 | 1,655 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2008 | US


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Description:

In this article, the writer notes that the terrorist attacks on the United States, September 11, 2001 lead to the development of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The Homeland Security Agency was formed in 2002 to organize and manage collaboration efforts of local, state, and other federal agencies to develop bioterrorism-related food regulations. The writer points out that the federal agencies that are involved with developing and implementing bioterrorism-related food regulations include the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this project the writer analyzes the collaborating agencies and evaluates the effectiveness of the regulations and programs used to protect the food supply of the United States. The writer concludes that the Food and Drug Administration, The United States Department of Agriculture, and the Food Safety and Inspection Services along with the White House and other government agencies have collaborated and developed several comprehensive prevention and response programs to address the incident of a food-related bioterrorism attack on the United States.

Outline:
Introduction
Risk of Agro Terrorism
Types of Agro Terrorism
Historical Food-Related Bioterrorism
Food and Drug Administration Response
Food Safety and Inspection Services (FSIS) Response
Conclusion

From the Paper:

"The Food Safety and Inspection Service is an infrastructure of the United States Department of Agriculture. The Food Safety and Inspection Service and the United States Department of Agriculture work together with the White House and the Department of Homeland Security to coordinate food security in the United States. (Food Safety Inspection Service 2003) The Food Safety and Inspection Services ensure that meat, poultry, and egg products are safe and the United States Department of Agriculture ensures the safety of the remaining food products. Prior to September 11, 2001, the main focus of the FSIS was unintentional harm to eggs, meat and poultry, now the focus has shifted to intentional acts of harm to the food supply.
"The FSIS and the USDA along with the existing food safety framework in place, accomplishments by the agency have been swift and targeted. The following accomplishments have been documented for the collaborative efforts of the FSIS and the USDA."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Knickerbocker, B., (2002) Risk of Terrorism to Nation's Food Supply. The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved May 11, 2008, from http://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1224/p02s01-usgn.html
  • Targets for Terrorism: Food and Agriculture by the Council on Foreign Relations. (January 2006). Retrieved May 11, 2008 from http://www.cfr.org/publication/10197/targets_for_terrorism.html
  • Burton, F., Stewart, S., (2008) Placing the Terrorist Threat to the Food Supply in Perspective. Right Side News: The Right News for Americans. Retrieved May 11, 2008 from http://www.rightsidenews.com/20080423790/global-terrorism/placing-the-terrorist-threat...
  • Agroterrorism-Why We're Not Ready: A Look at the Role of Law Enforcement by The United States Department of Justice (December 2006) Retrieved May 11, 2008 from http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/nij
  • Frequently Asked Consumer Questions About Food Safety and Terrorism by the United States Food and Drug Administration. (November 15, 2001) Retrieved May 11, 2008 from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov

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APA Format

Agro Terrorism (2008, July 28) Retrieved October 20, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/agro-terrorism-106161/

MLA Format

"Agro Terrorism" 28 July 2008. Web. 20 October. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/agro-terrorism-106161/>

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