Part 1: Does Europe-based Precautionary Principle protect consumers from reckless corporations or retard innovation and undermine public trust in science? – Genetic Literacy Project

Proponents of the precautionary principle often claim that it is necessary to secure public trust in research and technology. Without measures in place to ensure certainty (eradicating all hazards) and public safety, they argue, public acceptance of innovative technologies will diminish and fear will proliferate. Without meeting the demands of the precautionary principle, there can be no trust in science and emerging technology.
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