• This morning I had the good fortune to chair a small roundtable discussion on applying the precautionary principle in the context of large business projects such as those undertaken by the extractives industries and agriculture.

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  • Perhaps there is now also a need for an international standard on how to use the precautionary principle in decision-making.

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  • By contrast, the African countries, with Malaysia and some Latin American countries, favour a restrictive protocol based on the so-called precautionary principle.

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  • Furthermore, in practice invocation of the precautionary principle focuses attention solely on the possibility of harm, often ignoring information about the dose to which people are exposed, avoiding consideration of benefits of the agent in question and whether safer substitutes are available, and giving greater weight to studies that appear to indicate a hazard, even when these studies may be of poorer quality.

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  • Among Lib Dem demands is that the precautionary principle should be used so beams from masts do not fall on schools, playing fields or hospitals.

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  • The Commerce Committee should have its own concerns about the prospective compromise of U.S. technologies and the Treaty's other detrimental effects on our competitiveness (such as its socialist, redistributionist agenda, its imposition of the Luddite "precautionary principle" — which precludes innovation unless it can be proven harmless — and its adoption of European, rather than U.S., industrial standards).

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