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Course to be Taught in Protecting the U.S. Food Supply

posted on October 20, 2006

With a $2 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security, the University of Tennessee will create a new center to train communities and farmers to protect the U.S. food supply from terrorists.

The three-day course will offer "practical suggestions" to safeguard food. The Center's director, Sharon Thompson, said for example training might focus on preventing contamination to the final product.

Before being offered nationwide next year, the course will be offered in just Tennessee, New Mexico and California.

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