The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is a national leader in bioterrorism and food safety research. Scientists there are studying how harmful elements can enter the complex, often invisible food and beverage supply chain that extends from raw materials to a final product on the dinner table. Two categories currently are under research:
- Terrorist targeting of livestock and crops during production, harvesting and storage (agroterrorism)
- Terrorist targeting of processed foods during processing, manufacturing, storage, transport, distribution or service.