Agroterrorism: American Food Supply a Growing Concern In DC

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foodWhat’s being done to keep the American food supply safe and allow farmers to continue to produce the food and fiber the nation needs? That was one of several topics discussed during a Senate hearing Wednesday. General Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for President George W. Bush, was asked what currently keeps him up at night when concerned about national safety.


He’s concerned how attacks on our processing facilities could be relatively easy, since so few are guarded. General Myer stressed that, like any form of terrorism, fighting and winning starts with intelligence.


During Wednesday’s hearing, Montana Republican Senator Steve Baines stressed that one small incident could have huge impacts for the global food supply chain.

Watch the hearing in its entirety.