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Bush orders new measures to protect food supply

posted on February 6, 2004

President Bush is ordering three Cabinet departments and the Environmental Protection Agency to develop new procedures to protect the nation's food supply from terror attacks.

An executive order released this week involved the departments of agriculture, health and human services, and homeland security, as well as the EPA, in response to potentially calamitous agricultural terrorism.

The directive calls for creation of systems to contain any outbreak of plant or animal disease that results from terror attack, and to prevent or cure the diseases themselves.

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