The Precautionary Principle: the basis of a post-GMO ethic

Read, Rupert
http://www.theecologist.org/essays/2987436/the_precautionary_principle_the_basis_of_a_postgmo_ethic.html

Publisher:  Ecologist
Date Written:  18/04/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19343

GMOs have been in our diets for about 20 years. Proof that they are safe? No way - it took much, much longer to discover the dangers of cigarettes and transfats, dangers that are far more visible than those of GMOs. On the scale of nature and ecology, 20 years is a pitifully short time. To sustain our human future, we have to think long term.