Food Ethics pp 87-99 | Cite as

Precautionary Approaches to Genetically Modified Organisms and the Need for Biosafety Research



Many interpretations of the precautionary principle do not provide a basis for adequate decision-making in regard to ecological and ethical questions. The article disagrees with the opinion that the precautionary principle is not scientific and gives reasons for an enlargement of scientific methods. The author agitates for an argumentative use of the concept, which has sustainable acting as its fundament.


Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy Precautionary Principle Genetically Modify Crop Scientific Uncertainty Precautionary Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Genøk – Centre for BiosafetyTromsøNorway

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