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Rachel's Precaution Reporter #28

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

Wednesday, March 8, 2006.............Printer-friendly version
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Seattle Comprehensive Plan Incorporates Precaution
  Thanks to more than two years of hard work by the Seattle
  Precautionary Principle Working Group, the Seattle Comprehensive
  Plan has now been amended to include reference to the precautionary
'At-Risk' Birth Register Is Possible Solution to Future Crime
  As New Zealand's prisons bulge with new inmates, a retired Family
  Court judge tells how potential future criminals could be helped at
  birth by an 'at-risk' birth register.
In Canada, the Great Bear Rainforest Agreement Requires Precaution
  A stunning new agreement, negotiated over the past 10 years, allows
  millions of acres of land in Canada to be managed in accordance with
  ecosystem-based guidelines, including the precautionary principle.
Does God Oppose the Precautionary Principle?
  This author says the Bible reveals that God wants humans to
  genetically engineer plants, so applying the precautionary principle
  to genetically modified crops is a theological error.


  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.

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  principle -- or the need for the precautionary principle -- 
  please Email them to us at rpr@rachel.org.

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