Rachel's Precaution Reporter #1

"Foresight and Precaution, in the News and in the World"

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Table of Contents Edition

Welcome To Rachel's Precaution Reporter
  Welcome to the first issue of Rachel's Precaution Reporter,
  intended to keep readers informed about the precautionary principle as
  it spreads world-wide and throughout the U.S.
Slow Down, You Move Too Fast
  Donella Meadows asked, How should we proceed when the way ahead is
  murky? Speed up or slow down?
Precaution for Breast Cancer Means Research Into Causes
  For more than a decade, breast cancer activists have led the way,
  demanding a precautionary approach to environmental threats to human
Please Be Careful
  This sophisticated attack on the precautionary principle says it
  will undermine democracy, restrict trade, and increase baseless
  government regulations.


  Rachel's Precaution Reporter offers news, views and practical
  examples of the Precautionary Principle, or Foresight Principle, in
  action. The Precautionary Principle is a modern way of making
  decisions, to minimize harm. Rachel's Precaution Reporter tries to
  answer such questions as, Why do we need the precautionary
  principle? Who is using precaution? Who is opposing precaution?

  We often include attacks on the precautionary principle because we  
  believe it is essential for advocates of precaution to know what
  their adversaries are saying, just as abolitionists in 1830 needed
  to know the arguments used by slaveholders.

  Rachel's Precaution Reporter is published as often as necessary to
  provide readers with up-to-date coverage of the subject.

  As you come across stories that illustrate the precautionary 
  principle -- or the need for the precautionary principle -- 
  please Email them to us at rpr@rachel.org.

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  Tim Montague   -   tim@rachel.org

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