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Food security refers to the monitoring and inspection of our food supply to reduce its vulnerability to targeted attacks. Areas covered include domestic production, imports, and distribution. Additional regulation of these activities is currently under consideration.

What is Bioterrorism?

  • Bioterrorism is the act of any individual, group, or government to spread disease pathogens with the intent to harm others.
  • Many now believe that terrorists could attack the US food supply.

The Department of Homeland Security

  • The Department of Homeland Security includes the Coast Guard, Customs Service, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Border Patrol, Secret Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Transportation Administration.
  • The CIA and FBI (reporting to the Department of Justice) are separate organizations.

For more information about bioterrorism, see:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Institute for Biosecurity