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Assessing the terrorist threat to the food supply: food defence, threat assessments, and the problem of vulnerability

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Within a historically-informed framework utilising the related concepts of capability and intentions we identify and critically assess three core assumptions underlying the concept of food defence:

In doing so, we find that food defence is largely driven by perceptions of vulnerability, the effect of which is a misperception in threat.

Keywords: food defence, food supply, poisoning, terrorism, vulnerability, vulnerability perception, threat, threat assessments, threat perception, intention, capability, bioterrorism, CBRN, WMD

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