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terrorism

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The calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate fear. Terrorism is intended to coerce or intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally ...

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Peter Ross, Linda Campbell Franklin, and Andrew F. Smith

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2 ed.)

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2013

...of pesticides and chemical fertilizers on crops and hormones in animals, and the loss of flavor and nutrition in fresh produce because long supply lines that often extend thousands of miles from where foods are grown, raised, or caught to where they are consumed. In the age of terrorism, security concerns about what's inside the containers that arrive in American ports have also been raised. Today, there are more than 17 million shipping containers. Most are manufactured in developing countries and shipped to the United States filled with goods. Containers not...

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