Visionary Science, Ethics, Law and Action in the Public Interest

Government Positions – Europe

The Precautionary Principle

Maastricht Treaty on the Euopean Union, Title XVI

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Ref: 31 ILM 247, 285-86
Community policy on the environment…shall be based on the precautionary principle and on the principles that preventive actions should be taken, that environmental damage should as a priority be rectified at source and that the polluter should pay.

Precautionary regulations of GMOs in the European Union:
results of a ten-country study