Saturday, December 16, 2006

Food as a Weapon?

A lot of people, experts in their fields, have said that the nations food supply is a prime target for terrorist attacks. Low levels of bio-terror could be inflicted on different parts of the supply chain to disrupt the flow of the food somehow. And not that we've heard anything about organized efforts to this end, large outbreaks of food poisoning do seem to be breaking out with startling regularity:
  • More than 300 people say they became ill, and at least three have been hospitalized, after eating at an Olive Garden restaurant last weekend, health officials said Friday. The customers complained of nausea, vomiting, fever and diarrhea.

    "We're trying to isolate what the cause of the illness might be," said Marion County Health Department spokesman John Althardt.

It's good to know that the local health authorities and the CDC can accurately pinpoint the source of an outbreak within days of occurring, but what about prevention of an actual attack that targets something in the production chain?

11 Comments:

Anonymous Leslie Nielsen aka: Sgt. George WHITESIDE said...

Remember the movie AIRPLANE?

DO NOT EAT THE FISH!!!

And Don't call me Shirley!

12/15/2006 11:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Capt. Clarence Oveur: said...

Joey, you like movies about gladiators?

12/16/2006 12:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Over a hundred kids at St. Eds did not come to school. why? They were sick with stomac ailments. In one day! Last week, a bunch of Police Officers at a Chistmas Party get sick. Awhile back, 2500 soldiers got sick at a base in Iraq. Taco Bell, Spinach from California...is it coincidence? absolutely. And it's also possible that two plane could have flow into the towers accidentally.

12/16/2006 12:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Betty Crocker said...

Add a dash of E. Coli to beef, poultry and seafood, to enhance the flavor.

Besides... after inhaling all the spores and touching 600000 microbes on the Wet Dog Aromatic (Blue) Line, my doctor says I'm immune to well over half a million diseases!!

12/16/2006 01:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah know, i did shit alot last week after having taco bell. very suspicious, hmmmm.

12/16/2006 12:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah... what he said

12/16/2006 01:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They never ate my Irish wife's cooking! Yuck!!

12/16/2006 02:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe it's all the illegal aliens staging a protest over picking and preparing our food

the terrorists have recruited the lettuce pickers

secure the border now and kick the fuckers out...or make them pay their fuckin taxes like I have to

WWIII has started and no one has any clue yet

look, I made it through without any slurs

12/16/2006 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe just maybe lets say this is a test run of a terrorist attack. Follow me here.

If you were going to try and attack the US food supply what better way to try and see how far you can get. The media's coverage is getting the word out about it event, but also lets the Terrorist know what happens in an outbreak of E coli. What if a different strain had been used? Can you say mass casualties?

My daughter the Microbioligist grad student explained that it is possible to grow bugs and introduce them into the food supply that would make E. Coli look like a walk in the park. Accorking to her any College or University Lab has the right equipment.


If this is an attack; it just further shows the vulnerability of the US food supply.

If it is not...Guess the FDA's inspectors are about as straight as City Hall's hired truck program.

Every day that passes with out a Terrorist attack lulls us further into a false sense of security.

12/16/2006 03:51:00 PM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

Something is most definately being added to the salad dressing!


http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/napervillesun/news/175164,6_1_NA16_SALAD_S1.article

12/16/2006 08:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

if you go into a fast food restaurant in uniform, open the bun before you leave and look for that "special sauce"

12/17/2006 01:57:00 PM  

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