Rachel's Precaution Reporter #57

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

Wednesday, September 27, 2006........Printer-friendly version
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Tough Choices for Businesses in the 21st Century
  Eco-Cycle, the path-breaking recycling group on Boulder,
  Colorado, turned 30 this year and adopted a new mission: "Working to
  Build Zero Waste Communities." Here executive director Eric Lombardi
  discusses a tough choice Eco-Cycle faced in its composting operation
  and how the precautionary principle guided the group's decision.
The International Forum on Chemical Safety Debates Precaution
  Right now in Budapest, Hungary, the International Forum on Chemical
  Safety is discussing and debating use of the precautionary principle
  in chemical safety.
The Global Trade in Deadly Pesticides
  Despite U.S. reluctance, the international community is moving
  toward precautionary approaches that will provide real protection for
  both human health and the environment.


  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 -- 
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