ag·​ro·​ter·​ror·​ism | \ ¦a-(ˌ)grō-¦ter-ər-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce agroterrorism (audio) \

Definition of agroterrorism

: acts of terrorism intended to damage a country’s agricultural production or food supply While opportunities for agroterrorism are abundant, the mechanisms for detection and response are limited.— Ann Marie Kimball, Risky Trade, 2006

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First Known Use of agroterrorism

1994, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agroterrorism

agro- + terrorism

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“Agroterrorism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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