There are differences between food security, safety, defense and protection. Security may be defined as supply sufficiency, whereas safety implies system reliability. Defense, on the other hand, implies system resiliency and protection is defined as the continuum of safety and defense. Emerging intentional threats are based in food-system drivers—public-health surveillance systems; system complexity, and globalization.
Agricultural nanotechnology; food safety; food security; sustainability; global food security; developing world needs; risk assessment; threats; animal diseases; plant pathogens;