This research focused on evaluating the perceptions of food defense risk management by state officials, evaluating the validity of a criticality assessment created by the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD), and developing a new geographic information system (GIS) based criticality assessment method. Specific objectives included: (1) investigating and reporting the history of food and agriculture criticality assessments; (2) conducting a survey to identify state officials' risk perceptions related to food and agriculture criticality; (3) analyzing the data collected by the most widely used criticality assessment method (i.e., Food and Agriculture Systems Criticality Assessment Tool); and, (4) developing a new method to objectively measure food system criticality.
University of Minnesota Ph.D. dissertation. March 2014. Major: Environmental Health. Advisor: Craig W. Hedberg, Jeffrey Blaine Bender. 1 computer file (PDF); ix, 152 pages, appendices A-C.
Enhancing food defense: risk managers' perceptions, criticality assessments, and a novel method for objectively determining food systems' criticality.
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