A typology for risk assessment?

New research
may help to explain why the term “risk” shouldn’t automatically be applied to
new technologies, such as biotechnology. According to a University of Sussex research study, new technologies
should be evaluated on a continuum of categories — including risk, uncertainty,
ambiguity, and ignorance.

The article in Food Navigator about the new study also
quotes extensively from a
I gave this summer to the Institute of Food Technologists attacking
the use of the precautionary principle applied to biotechnology.

Greg Conko has written extensively on this topic here and here and elsewhere,
as has Fred Smith here and here
and lots of other