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Bio Agro-Defense Policy: America's Food Supply, Health, and Economy at Risk

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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The Bipartisan Policy Center and Kansas State University held panel discussions on the threat of bio/agroterrorism, highlighting the importance of agriculture in biosecurity, as well as potential strategies, tactics, and policy solutions for the next administration.

The 2015 bipartisan report of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense reported that, despite progress on many fronts, the nation remains highly vulnerable to biological threats. A critical consideration in the national dialogue on biodefense includes the need to protect American’s food supply and agriculture economy. A biological attack on the $1 trillion agriculture sector would have devastating economic, social, and political fallout, and it is critical to promote engagement and awareness in the biosecurity debate.


Tom Daschle
Co-Founder, BPC
Former Senate Majority Leader
Panel Member, Blue Ribbon Panel on Biodefense

Gen. Richard Myers
Interim President, Kansas State University
Retired Four-Star General, U.S. Air Force
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Mike Rogers
Former Representative from Michigan
Former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Dr. Tammy Beckham
Dean, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University

Dr. Asha George
Co-Director, Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense
Director of Biodefense Studies, Potomac Institute of Policy Studies

Dr. Robert Kadlec
Deputy Staff Director, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


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