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Posted: 8/25/2004 9:19:05 AM EST
www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-na-agroterror22aug22,1,4165952.story


"GREELEY, Colo. — The teeming Swift & Co. slaughterhouse on the edge of
town
has the feel of a military base lately. Security cars cruise the fenced
compound, and periodic drills are run to prepare for any attack.

At the Wayne Farms poultry plant in Decatur, Ala., armed guards patrol the
grounds, searching for any threat to the tens of thousands of chickens.

In Porterville, Calif., dairy farmer Tom Barcellos recently installed video
cameras in his milking barns to keep watch over his 1,200 cows.

Nothing seems farther from the front lines of terrorism than the vast
American hinterlands, yet since the Sept. 11attacks, they have been drawn
into the
amorphous battle.

The threat is agroterrorism — the use of microbes and poisons to shake
confidence in the U.S. food supply and devastate the $201-billion farm
economy.

Diseases such as swine fever or citrus greening can spread across the land
silently. A single outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease could require the
destruction of millions of cows and result in a worldwide ban of U.S. cattle
exports
for years."

Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:33:34 AM EST
IMHO, this is the most likely avenue of attack by terrorists.

Look what finding a couple of cows with CWD caused.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 9:40:40 AM EST
Pork... Eat pork
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 10:22:56 AM EST
Eat more venison,squirrel and wild turkey.
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