How can the safety of the food supply be defended to prevent a terrorist attack? What research must be done to prevent, respond, and recover from an attack? These were among the topics addressed in the Institute of Food Technologists’ fourth Research Summit, held on April 3–5, 2005, in Chicago, Ill.


Research activity on food defense has escalated significantly as a result of Homeland Security Presidential Directive/ HSPD-9, put forward by President George Bush in January 2004. The directive (www.…

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