Unreasonable Precaution

news_views_icon“The Precautionary Principle is a Blunt Instrument, a 90s Throwback Out of Place in an sharpedgesEra of ‘Smart Solutions’ and Big Data,” by Tracey Brown.
A world of over seven billion people faces some pretty complex questions about the trade-offs involved in producing food, using resources, reducing disease and achieving the societies and environments in which we want to live. There’s a collision between short-term and long-term outcomes, narrow interests and broader ones, and between problems and opportunities … the consequences of which may be unforeseeable. Fear of the unforeseeable gives the precautionary principle influence, but was there ever such a mismatch between a challenge and a solution? Read the full article at The Guardian.

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