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Safety First: Making It a Reality for Biotechnology Products
Institute for Social, Economic & Ecological Sustainability (Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability, 2002)
 

Title 
Safety First: Making It a Reality for Biotechnology Products

Issue Date
2002-04-22

Publisher
Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability

Type
Report

Abstract
The Initiative is proposing a model for pro-active, industry-wide biosafety standards. This pro-active approach uses science and representative public deliberation to: anticipate and resolve biosafety issues as far upstream of commercialization as possible before developers seek regulatory approval of a product; stress public-private partnerships beyond government regulation; and produce biosafety policies that are financially and administratively feasible. Towards this end, the Initiative proposes moving forward to establish the standards and framework for an industry-wide safety program for genetic engineering (and other biotechnology) products, using a process that utilizes the principles of safety engineering that have been successful in other industries.

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Suggested Citation
Institute for Social, Economic & Ecological Sustainability. (2002). Safety First: Making It a Reality for Biotechnology Products. Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability. Retrieved from the University of Minnesota Digital Conservancy, http://purl.umn.edu/52071.


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