Bio-threats pose growing risk for New Zealand, Pacific

A Radio NZ article.

The Defence Force is predicting it will need to become more involved to manage the various biological threats facing New Zealand, including contaminated food supply, pandemics or chemical weapons.

The Biodefence report assesses the changing landscape of threats and what can be done to protect the country from both deliberate and accidental events.

In its report, the Defence Force said bio-threats were increasing and changing – influenced by climate change and rapid globalisation.

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