Terror in the Fields
Contaminating food supplies are a tempting terrorist tactic. Just look at several anthrax outbreaks for a glimpse at the potential devastation.
The source: “Responding to Systemic Crisis: The Case of Agroterrorism” by Lesley Seebeck, in Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Sept. 2007.
“For the life of me,” said Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson when he stepped down in 2004, “I cannot understand why the terrorists have not attacked our food supply, because it is so easy to do.”
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