Principles For The Oversight Of Synthetic Biology


The undersigned, a broad coalition of civil society groups, social movements, local and indigenous communities, public interest, environmental, scientific, human rights, religious and labor organizations concerned about various aspects of synthetic biology’s human health, environmental, social, economic, ethical and other impacts, offer the following declaration, The Principles for the Oversight of Synthetic Biology. Synthetic biology, an extreme form of genetic engineering, is developing rapidly with little oversight or regulation despite carrying vast uncertainty. Standard forms of risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses relied on by current biotechnology regulatory approaches are inadequate to guarantee protection of the public and the environment. The Precautionary Principle is fundamental in protecting the public and our planet from the risks of synthetic biology and its products.

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Title: Principles For The Oversight Of Synthetic Biology
Authors: Friends of the Earth
CTA
ETC Group
Tags: Synthetic Biology
genetic engineering
biotechnology
biomass
biodiversity
environment
Date: 1-Dec-2012
Publisher: ETC Group
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/448
Weblink: http://www.etcgroup.org/content/principles-oversight-synthetic-biology
Category Type: Reports
Appears in Sub-Collections:Biodiversity







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