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NAS Censors Report on Agriculture Threats

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Science  20 Sep 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5589, pp. 1973-1975
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5589.1973b

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This week, a National Academy of Sciences panel made public its analysis of whether terrorists could disrupt the U.S. food supply--or at least most of it. Missing from the panel's report are eight hypothetical case studies that the academy excised because the material was deemed a potential security risk.