Rachel's Precaution Reporter #61

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

Wednesday, October 25, 2006..........Printer-friendly version
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FDA May Soon Approve Meat, Milk from Cloned Animals
  Most cloned animals are born with serious biological defects. Yet
  the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is about to approve them as food
  for humans. This is not precautionary.
Church of England Adopts Precaution for Genetically Modified Crops
  In April, 2000, the Church of England adopted the precautionary
  principle to guide its use of church lands for growing genetically
  modified crops.
Mobile Phone Antennas in Church Spires and Towers
  The issue of cell phone towers or antennas -- in Europe, called
  "masts" -- has roiled the Christian community as churches have been
  offered lucrative contracts to install cell phone antennas in church
  steeples. Here the interdenominational Christian Ecology Link
  advocates a precautionary position.
Precautionary Principle Applies To Electronic Voting
  "People having even the smallest doubt about e-voting should apply
  the precautionary principle to elections and demand the use of ballot
Talking Points for Precaution in Public Health
  These are "talking points" used within the Washington State Public
  Health Association (WSPHA) by advocates for the precautionary
  principle, which the WSPHA adopted Oct. 16.


  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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