My perspective on Climate change #15 ‘But what about the precautionary principle?’

I was at a dinner once where one of the guests gave vent to his objections to genetically modified foods, on the grounds that he didn’t want to eat chemicals. I’ve forgotten what we were eating, and our hostess pointed out quickly that her bill of fare contained no synthetic or other ‘tampered with’ food. I stayed out of that one, but I did wonder what the complainer knew of chemistry. Everything we eat, and indeed everything that we are, is a complex of chemicals. Human beings have ┬ábecome quite skilful at determining the nature of some chemicals, and creating … Continue reading My perspective on Climate change #15 ‘But what about the precautionary principle?’