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
speech I gave this summer to the Institute of Food Technologists attacking
the use of the precautionary principle applied to biotechnology.