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Discussion Question: Plant Diseases (10 points)
The unit reading plants are susceptible to various naturally occurring diseases in the form of viruses, bacteria and fungi. If a terrorist were to introduce a “weaponized” disease into the United States,
- could this cause a catastrophic agricultural event?
- Is there a particular crop which could prove devastating to the United States’ food production and economy?
- What would those results look like?
- Has this been attempted yet?