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WWWearthNovember 30, 2016

While the precautionary principle, which essentially translates into “better safe than sorry,” may seem like a reasonable approach in the face of certain uncertainties, it is all too often employed to halt beneficial, tested technologies and scientific applications.  The European Union is a big fan of the principle — even in situations where science indicates otherwise as explained by Marcel Kunz in Overly Cautious and Unscientific.  As Kunz notes, precautionary “scare tactics” make it generally “impossible for an ordinary citizen to distinguish truth from lies.”

About Yvonne Stevens

LL.M. - Biotechnology & Genomics, Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. LL.B - Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Cert. Criminal Justice & Criminology - The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, England. B.A. Hon. Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
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