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Crop Biosecurity

Assuring our Global Food Supply

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
  • Jacqueline Fletcher
  • Abraham Gamliel
  • James Peter Stack
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Maria Lodovica Gullino, Jacqueline Fletcher, James Peter Stack
    Pages 1-10
  3. Maria Lodovica Gullino
    Pages 11-14
  4. James Peter Stack
    Pages 15-23
  5. Abraham Gamliel
    Pages 25-36
  6. Abraham Gamliel, Maria Lodovica Gullino, James Peter Stack
    Pages 37-61
  7. Federico Tinivella, Maria Lodovica Gullino, James Peter Stack
    Pages 63-71
  8. Abraham Gamliel, Jacqueline Fletcher
    Pages 73-92
  9. James Peter Stack, Will Baldwin
    Pages 103-109
  10. Maria Lodovica Gullino, Abraham Gamliel, Jacqueline Fletcher, James Peter Stack
    Pages 121-123
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 141-148

About these proceedings


Prevention and preparedness are the two basic approaches to maximize food security against any sort of tampering, whether natural, inadvertent or intentional. The NATO funded project “Tools for crop biosecurity” was designed to strengthen the cooperation among U.S., Europe and Israel in the field of crop biosecurity and to generate awareness on how the psychological, economic and cultural consequences of crop bioterrorism, especially attacks on soft targets such as crop seeds, could have a disproportionate adverse effect on Mediterranean agriculture and, more generally, on society.

This book illustrates the achievements of the project originated from the workshops organized during the project itself taking in consideration main microbiological threads posed to crops, the tools to recognize and to control them, the needs for international cooperation and research funds to create networks which can face emerging risks for agriculture.


Environmental NATO PEACE Pathogen Science Security Sub-Series C microbe

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Lodovica Gullino
    • 1
  • Jacqueline Fletcher
    • 2
  • Abraham Gamliel
    • 3
  • James Peter Stack
    • 4
  1. 1.University of TorinoItaly
  2. 2.Oklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  3. 3.ARO Volcani CenterIsrael
  4. 4.Kansas State UniversityManhattanUSA

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