Rachel's Precaution Reporter

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

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

                   Table of Contents Edition
      New: Web-Based Training on the Precautionary Principle
        Now anyone can gain in-depth training on the precautionary
        principle via the web -- useful for grass-roots activists, and
        for public health professionals and students.
      A 400-page 'Precaution Toolkit' Hot Off the MIT Presses
        "Finally -- a book that exposes the precautionary principle for
        what it really is: a rational, practical, fair-minded, 
        powerful, science-based approach for making the world a safer, 
        more livable place.... Bravo!" -- Sandra Steingraber, Ithaca 
      Mendocino Supervisors Consider a Precautionary Approach
        Supervisors of this northern California county will spend 90 
        days studying how the precautionary principle might affect
        local decision-making and governance.
      Indigenous Farmers Urge Precaution for 'Terminator' Seeds
        "Indigenous peoples from Peru are asking the international 
        community to 'stay strong' in the face of huge pressure from 
        corporations that now promote terminator technology for... 
        monopoly control over the global food system... Action is 
        needed by world governments to fully apply the precautionary
      All the Signs of Full-blown Mother Earthism
        "Secondary symptoms of Mother Earthism include... recourse to 
        the intellectually vapid precautionary principle..."


  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?
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