agroterrorism

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

agro- + terrorism

First Known Use

1994, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agroterrorism was in 1994

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“Agroterrorism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agroterrorism. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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