|Topic:||Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism|
THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
National Research Council
Division on Earth and Life Studies
Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources
Board on Life Sciences
Committee on Biological Threats to Agricultural Plants and Animals
Wednesday, September 18, 2002 -- 2:00 p.m.
1301 Longworth House Office Bldg.
Thursday, September 19, 2002 -- 10:00 a.m.
328A Russell Senate Office Bldg.
Countering Agricultural Bioterrorism
Harley W. Moon, F.K. Ramsey Chair, Veterinary Medical Research Institute, Iowa State University, and Chair, Committee on Biological Threats to Agricultural Plants and Animals, Board on Life Sciences and Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Division on Earth and Life Sciences, The National Academies
This new study from the National Academies evaluates the ability of the United States to deter, respond to, and recover from an intentional, biological attack against the nation through its supply of food and fiber. The study emphasizes deterrence and prevention, making any necessary recommendations on ways to improve the defensive posture, national security, and scientific capabilities of the U.S. agricultural and food systems, while also examining the preparedness of federal agencies to act, cooperate, and effectively respond.
These series of briefings were for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on September 19, 2002. Congressional or government staff interested in requesting a copy should contact the Academies' Office of Congressional and Government Affairs, either by email through this web site or by phone at 202/334-1601.