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Panel presents Agricultural Biosecurity & Sustainability Strategies at 2007 AAAS Meeting

ons to enhance the ability to rapidly identify, contain, respond, and recover from intentional contamination, both real and threatened.

  • Jacqueline Fletcher, Oklahoma State University, The American Phytopathological Society
    Emerging and Threatening Plant Pathogens: Assuring Biopreparedness

    A safe agricultural system is critical to national security, but U.S. crops, a cornerstone of our nation's economy, are vulnerable to attack. Plant pathogens that are devastating to crops elsewhere, but are not yet present in the U.S., could be easily obtained by terrorists. Potential costs of a terrorist attack include reductions in crop yield and quality, increased production costs and food prices, financial instability of rural communities, and loss of public confidence in the food supply. Fletcher will discuss strategies currently in place and what is still needed to keep U.S. crops safe.

  • David Franz, National Agricultural Biosecurity Center, Midwest Research Institute
    Animal Biosecurity Is Vital to Global Food Industry, Health, and Trade

    The livestock industry contributes hundreds of billions of dollars to the U.S. economy annually. For years, we have protected our herds and flocks very effectively from both natural and accidentally-introduced disease. Yet, our own efficiency in this shrinking world and in this age of terrorism has made us ever more vulnerable. Franz will discuss vulnerabilities, threats and some technical and non-technical considerations.

  • David A. Hennessy, Iowa State University
    Getting the Incentives Right on the Farm

    Agricultural biosecurity threats can be intentional or inadvertent. This presentation will consider biosecurity issues according to the nature of the threat, the agricultural crop, and the stage of the value-added chain. It will discuss approaches to strengthening incentives to take efficient actions. Particular attention will be paid to
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  • Contact: Amy Steigman
    asteigman@scisoc.org
    651-994-3802
    American Phytopathological Society
    18-Feb-2007


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