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Abstract

Biotechnology is a new field that has captured popular imagination by its potential for improving industry and agriculture; it has also aroused passionate opposition in certain quarters on safety and environmental grounds. As yet the rapid and successful development of techniques for genetic engineering have not been matched by a `second order' science of safety and reliability. Industry in Europe knows that a stable regulatory context is essential, in order that investments in biotechnology can be made with confidence.

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Authors: FUNTOWICZ S O JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT) RAVETZ J R UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY (GB) , JRC ISPRA ESTAB. (IT);UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS, DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: ARTICLE: ESRA NEWSLETTER, VOL. 6 (1989) NO. 3, PP. 8-9
Record Number: 1989128074400 / Last updated on: 1990-11-09
Category: PUBLICATION
Available languages: en