Late lessons from early warnings: science, precaution, innovation


David Quist og Anne Myhr has published a chapter in “Hungry for innovation in a world of food: Pathways from GM crops to Agroecology” in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA).

The 2013 Late lessons from early warnings report is the second of its type produced by the European Environment Agency (EEA) in collaboration with a broad range of external authors and peer reviewers. The case studies across both volumes of Late lessons from early warnings cover a diverse range of chemical and technological innovations, and highlight a number of systemic problems. The ‘Late Lessons Project’ illustrates how damaging and costly the misuse or neglect of the precautionary principle can be, using case studies and a synthesis of the lessons to be learned and applied to maximising innovations whilst minimising harms.

GenØk researchers David A. Quistand Anne I. Myhrhave contributed to chapter 19: Hungry for innovation: pathways from GM crops to agroecology together with Jack A. Heinemann, Iulie Aslaksen and Silvio Funtowicz.

The full report can be downloaded from the EEA website.