U.S. ag's biodefense still inadequate

Panel discussion highlights threats of agroterrorism and importance of including agriculture in biosecurity measures.

When U.S. troops went into an Afghanistan cave in 2002, they found an Al-Qaida list of planned bioweapon pathogens, including six human pathogens, six livestock and poultry pathogens and four plant pathogens, Gen. Richard Myers, interim president of Kansas State University, said at a recent Bipartisan Policy Center panel discussion highlighting the threat of bio/agroterrorism and the importance of including agriculture in biosecurity and biodefense.

Myers participated in the Oct. 1

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