Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability
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.
Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology and
University of Minnesota
Institute for Social, Economic & Ecological Sustainability.
Safety First: Making It a Reality for Biotechnology Products.
Institute for Social, Economic and Ecological Sustainability.
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