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Experts: Food System Vulnerable to Attack

A simple handkerchief wielded by a resourceful terrorist could cause billions of dollars of damage to America’s food system and untold terror in the nation’s kitchens, senators were told Wednesday. Since the 2001 terrorist attacks, government officials have secured cities, airports, harbors, government buildings and tourist sites, but food experts say more attention should be focused on the country’s food supply. “We have become a nation concerned about receiving anthrax in our mailboxes,” said Dr. Tom McGinn of North Carolina Department of Agriculture. “Imagine what it would be like to be a nation concerned about opening our refrigerators and anthrax being in our refrigerators as well.” A terrorist could easily use a handkerchief to spread a disease, such as foot and mouth disease, which affected 2,000 farms in Britain in 2001. Full Story

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