Rachel's Precaution Reporter

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

Thursday, September 1, 2005

                   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 health.
       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?
  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.

  Peter Montague - peter@rachel.org
  Tim Montague   -   tim@rachel.org

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