The Precautionary Principle & GMOs

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorJun 28, 2013 7:40 PM


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Via Twitter, I learn that Nassim Taleb, author of the The Black Swan, a mega-selling 2007 book, has some interesting thoughts on biotechnology.

One does not need to prove that GMO are bad, burden of evidence is on the unnatural, on statistical grounds. GMO proponents unscientific. — Nassim N. Taleb (@nntaleb) June 21, 2013

Precautionary principle againt GMO doesn't mean inventions= bad, just LARGE SCALE, nonprogressive IRREVERSIBLE modifications to the planet. — Nassim N. Taleb (@nntaleb) June 21, 2013


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