GM regulators chose ignorance over science

Source: Guardian

A study showing the presence of GM pesticides in the blood points to the remarkable complacency of global safety regulators.

If you don’t look before crossing roads you will, before long, be hit by a truck. Even if you do look but neglect to account for bends in the road, sooner or later you will still be hit by a truck.

Precaution is a simple lifesaving logic that some governments have attempted to codify as “the precautionary principle” to reduce the probability that new technologies and industrial products will later bite back. It is a logic, however, that many industries, scientists and (notably) the US government, vehemently oppose. Last month, however, came a salutary lesson in the value of looking at the science before one leaps.

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