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Biological Warfare Against Crops : Global Issues - Simon Whitby

Biological Warfare Against Crops

Global Issues

Hardcover

Published: 12th November 2001
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Until now little attention has been paid to the development of military capabilities designed to target food crops with biological warfare agents. This book represents the first substantive study of state-run activities in this field. It shows that all biological warfare programs have included a component concerned with the development of anti-crop agents and munitions. Current concern over the proliferation of biological weapons is placed in the context of the initiative to strengthen the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention. The author concludes that the risks posed by this form of warfare can be minimized by implementation of regimes concerning the peaceful use and control of plant pathogens that pose a risk to human health and the environment.

Introduction
Iraqi and the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM)
A Study of Diseases in Plants
Anti-Crop Biological Warfare and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC)
The Context of US Biological Warfare Research and Development
Aspects of Anti-Crop Biological Warfare Activity in France, Germany, and Japan
Post-World War II United States Anti-Crop Biological Warfare
Some Aspects of UK and US Anti-Crop Warfare Collaboration Between 1943 and 1958
Munitions for Anti-Crop BW Agents
Targets
Related International Prohibitions and Controls on Dangerous Plant Diseases
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ISBN: 9780333920855
ISBN-10: 0333920856
Series: Global Issues
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 12th November 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1