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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 (IT);RAVETZ J R, University of Leeds, Department of Philosophy (GB)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: ESRA Newsletter, Vol. 6 (1989) No. 3, pp. 8-9
Record Number: 199010730 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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