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Rachel's Precaution Reporter #32

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2006.............Printer-friendly version
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Table of Contents Edition

New Web Library of Precautionary Policies, Laws and Agreements
  A fabulous new web-based library of documents has just become
  available to support precautionary action -- The BE SAFE
  Precautionary Policy Clearinghouse.
The Little Green Schoolhouse Based On Precaution
  As we noted in Precaution Reporter #27, the Emeryville,
  California, School District has adopted a far-reaching policy to
  apply precaution throughout the school system. Emeryville's policies
  were based on an earlier report called The Little Green School House,
  by Josh Karliner. Your school district could take precautionary
  action, too.
Blueprint for Healthy, Environmentally Sound Schools
  Here is a sample resolution that your local school board could
  adopt to get the ball rolling toward precautionary action, to prevent
  harm to students and staff, and to improve the learning environment in
  the schools.
Celebrating Seven Years of Precaution in Los Angeles Schools
  It started with a worried Mom whose child got sprayed by accident
  with pesticides at school. Parents organized. They discovered the
  precautionary principle and decided Los Angeles schools could adopt
  it. After a long fight, in 1999 the nation's second-largest school
  district began taking a precautionary approach to pest management.
Precaution Is Needed to Prevent Genetic Contamination of Crops
  The European Union must take precautionary measures to prevent
  genetic contamination of conventional crops because Europe's farmers
  have a clear right to keep genetically modified organisms (GMO) out of
  their fields, says Friedrich Wilhelm Graefe zu Baringdorf, a member of
  the European Parliament.


  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.

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  provide readers with up-to-date coverage of the subject.

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  principle -- or the need for the precautionary principle -- 
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