All the king's horses: Eggs as terror weapons?

Brandon, Hembree
October 2005
Southeast Farm Press;10/19/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 24, p4
Trade Publication
Focuses on the existing doubts and concerns about the ability of the government or the health emergency management system to cope with a widespread catastrophic event in the U.S. Consideration of eggs as one of the five most likely targets for agricultural terrorism by the Department of Homeland Security; Potential use of biological agents to destroy crops and contaminate the food supply; Weakness in the nation's milk supply.


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