KCUR News
12:00 pm
Mon May 2, 2011

Bin Laden Death Adds Urgency To Efforts Of Those Concerned About Agroterrorism

Kansas City, Missouri – Those involved in protecting the American food supply have a special interest in what comes after the death of Osama Bin Laden.

That was the message at an international conference on agroterrorism last week in Kansas City. Members of law enforcement - from around the global to the local level - joined food and farm representatives to talk about protecting against an intentional introduction of disease anywhere along the food chain.

The 4th Annual International Symposium on Agroterrorism is sponsored by the F.B.I. and the Joint Terrorism Task Force. Experts at the meeting made the case that threats to our food supply were a real possibility. They also underscored the effectiveness of coordination, collaboration, and communication in mitigating the impact of such an attack.