The United States' food and agriculture sector is composed of complex production, processing and delivery systems and has the capacity to feed people and animals both within and beyond its boundaries. It accounts for roughly one-fifth of the nation’s economic activity.
To help federal government agencies protect the U.S. from intentional contamination, adulteration and attack as well as accidental or unintentional contamination of food products and spread of disease, NSRI and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources (IANR) have combined their deep expertise and decades of experience to provide:
- Characterization and mitigation solutions for natural, accidental and intentional chemical, biological and radiological threats and their consequences
- Research solutions for environmental impacts and factors associated with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents
- One-health perspective solutions for incidents that cross domains with human, animal, plant and environment considerations