Recommending and promoting changes to U.S. policy and law to strengthen national biodefense while optimizing resource investments.

  • A new report from the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense finds that America’s land-grant universities can play a critical role in protecting the Nation’s food and agriculture, and details 15 specific recommendations to maximize their effectiveness. Titled "Boots on the Ground: Land-Grant Universities in the Fight Against Threats to Food and Agriculture," the report’s recommendations address the coordination of federal and land-grant food and agro-biodefense efforts, early warning of threats to food and agriculture, and incorporation of land-grant universities into preparedness, response, and mitigation of various possible events.

The Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense discusses the growing pandemic threat and the steps the United States government needs to take in order to keep America safe. Their discussion is moderated by best-selling author Max Brooks.