DHS, California county steps up plans for fighting agroterrorism

Published 2 March 2006

As preparations against agroterrorism intensify, researchers, agricultural industry players, and federal agency representatives met in Salinas, California earlier this week for a preparedness workshop. The training is being held by the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, a partner of the Office of Domestic Preparedness with DHS, in concert with the Monterey County Environmental Health Department and the Agricultural Commissioner’s office.

The potential for agroterrorism, or an attack on food supplies, has been a growing topic of discussion among players in the County’s $3.4 million agricultural industry and is one of the focuses of the Monterey County’s newly funded agricultural crime task force.

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