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  Posting date: November 03, 2017
Prior Societal Assessment of New GM Technologies
This journal article argues for a process of precautionary and prior societal assessment to be established as the norm for all major new GM technologies, as they have the potential to substantially impact human life and life on Earth.
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  Posting date: June 16, 2015
The Precautionary Principle Should Be Interpreted Critically and Preemptively
This paper, written by the Lead Petitioner in the Public Interest Writ filed in India’s Supreme Court, argues that the Precautionary Principle must be interpreted critically and pre-emptively for its proper application to the unique risks of GM crops.
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  Posting date: March 08, 2013
Late Lessons from Early Warnings, Volume 2
The European Environment Agency has published its report on 'Late Lessons from Early Warnings: Science, Precaution, Innovation'. Among the case studies examined is that of GM crops.
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  Posting date: September 14, 2011
German Advisory Body Takes Precautionary Approach to Nano
This report by the German Advisory Council on the Environment provides policy recommendations for the control of risks associated with nanotechnology. Fundamental is how the precautionary principle should be applied.
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  Posting date: February 14, 2006
Uso y abuso del principio Precautorio
Dr Peter Saunders, Prof of Mathematics at King's College, London provides a clear and common sense approach to understanding the precautionary principle. This understanding is crucial in the light of the Biosafety Protocol.
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  Posting date: August 04, 2005
Anti-Precautionary Risk Assessment
Vyvyan Howard examined how the regulatory process addresses pervasive technologies and the use of risk assessment therein.
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  Posting date: July 01, 2004
Elements of Precaution: Recommendations for the Regulation of Food Biotechnology in Canada
Scientific uncertainty of the safety of GM products is the central concern of this report, commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada. In light of such uncertainty, the report calls for the adoption of the precautionary principle in regulatory policy
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