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Title Crop biosecurity : assuring our global food supply / edited by Maria Lodovica Gullino [and others]
Published Dordrecht : Springer, [2008]
©2008
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 148 pages)
Series NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security
NATO science for peace and security series. Series C, Environmental security.
Contents Crop biosecurity : definitions and role in food safety and food security / Maria Lodovica Gullino, Jacqueline Fletcher and James Peter Stack -- Scope of the project / Maria Lodovica Gullino -- Challenges to crop biosecurity / James Peter Stack -- High consequence plant pathogens / Abraham Gamliel -- Crop biosecurity : local, national, regional and global perspectives / Abraham Gamliel, Maria Lodovica Gullino and James Peter Stack -- The need for diagnostic tools and infrastructure / Federico Tinivella, Maria Lodovica Gullino and James Peter Stack -- Crop biosecurity : containment and eradication of invasive pathogens / Abraham Gamliel and Jacqueline Fletcher -- The need for forensic tools in a balanced national agricultural security program / Jacqueline Fletcher -- The need for secure communications networks and global connectivity / James Peter Stack and Will Baldwin -- The case for international cooperation as a strategy to achieve crop biosecurity / Jacqueline Fletcher -- Crop and food biosecurity research : luxury or need? / Maria Lodovica Gullino, Abraham Gamliel, Jacqueline Fletcher and James Peter Stack -- Evaluation of critical issues and identification of research and investments needs in the field of crop biosecurity in Europe / Maria Lodovica Gullino, Abraham Gamliel and Jacqueline Fletcher -- European Commission's green paper on bio-preparedness / Isabelle Bénoliel
Summary Agriculture is a key sector for the economy of many countries and it can be potentially exposed to deliberate attacks which can have dramatic economic consequences in the food, feed, and fibre sectors. Intentional introduction of certain microbes may have serious rebounds even on human health when food results contaminated after harvesting of crops and processing of raw materials. Programmes aimed at attacks against agriculture and the agro-food sector through bioweapons were conducted in the past and still in recent years this kind of threads are documented. Prevention and preparedness are th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Agroterrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperation.
Food crops -- Protection.
Food supply -- International cooperation.
Form Electronic book
Author Gullino, M. Lodovica (Maria Lodovica)
ISBN 1402084765
1402084773 (paperback)
9781402084768
9781402084775 (paperback)