An article recently published in the New York Times describes the potential bioterrorism threat of using castor beans to produce ricin, a deadly toxin. In case your association or members receive inquires about this issue, be aware that the Center for Food Security & Public Health has some useful resources pertaining to animals that may answer such questions. The Center works to increase awareness of bioterrorism, agroterrorism, foreign animal diseases, and zoonotic diseases; provide tools on biological risk management; and assist local and state governments to prepare for animal emergencies.
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