Food Chain Defense in the United States

Jackson L.

Conference of NATO NFA Pilot Study in a Series of Meetings on Food Chain Security, Antalya, Turkey, 19 - 20 September 2008, pp.91-101 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-90-481-9558-9_7
  • City: Antalya
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-101
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


Protecting the United States food and agricultural critical infrastructure and key resources is an important responsibility shared by Federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial governments and private industry partners. Interference with the food or agricultural infrastructure could have a devastating impact on the Nation's public health and economy. Adequate protection and resiliency of infrastructure in the Food and Agriculture Sector requires a number of integrated processes and procedures undertaken by all sector partners. A number of tools, guidance documents, educational materials, and regulations are available to aid in protecting the United States Food and Agriculture Sector.