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Sound science on trial

[ 0 ] June 4, 2010 |


Activist organizations have long sought to impose European-style regulations based on “the precautionary principle” as the law of the land in the United States. Simply put, this rule would give regulators carte blanche to use any controversy, no matter how specious, to ban products. Activists especially want to import EU-style bans on genetically modified crops, pesticides and other technologies that are integral parts of many of today’s farming operations. And they are increasingly finding allies within Congress and the regulatory agencies who want to follow their lead.

Only one real obstacle remains in their way—a vast body of sound science practices developed by independent scientists at the EPA and their advisors…

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