USDA Employee Threatens US Food Supply
The comments below this paragraph are exactly the text of the message I sent to the FBI on this issue, with two exceptions: I have replaced the url in the message with a text label and hypertext link to the site where this appeared, and I have used actual italics in place of the asterisks used in plain text for emphasis. It is not my intention to become a "news" blog, but this is alarming enough that I decided to make an exception.
This is secondhand; I discovered it online. If you go to NoNAIS there is a post there "USDA Identified As Terrorists" which includes a comment the site received making a terrorist threat. The site owner traced the IP address back to the USDA. I obviously don't have the means to verify this, but it concerns me.
If the USDA has disgruntled employees willing to go this far - they inspect our food supplies - they have access to them! Is our food safe? The site owner responded to a comment I made asking why the USDA was handling this internally and why the FBI was not handling it by stating the FBI hadn't seemed interested in other incidents of possible illegal behaviour. I'd like to know why not. I think the FBI should look into this, carefully.
I have also contacted various media outlets with my concerns. I think this needs to be a major investigation; if there is one unhappy employee at the USDA, how do we, the public, know how many more there might be? How do we know our food is safe while the USDA has access to the food supply if this is not investigated in a major way?