Plant pathogens as agroterrorist weapons: assessment of the threat for European agriculture and forestry

@article{Suffert2009PlantPA,
  title={Plant pathogens as agroterrorist weapons: assessment of the threat for European agriculture and forestry},
  author={Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Suffert and {\'E}milie Latxague and Ivan Sache},
  journal={Food Security},
  year={2009},
  volume={1},
  pages={221-232}
}
Malevolent use of plant pathogens in an act of agroterrorism represents a potential threat for European agriculture and forestry. We investigated the risk of agroterrorism sensu lato, which is raising debates among the community of plant pathologists. In the absence of a previous unambiguous definition of agroterrorism we characterized the risk for Europe by taking into account the multiplicity of the threat, of the perpetrator’s objectives, and of potential modus operandi. To this end, we have… 
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