How Much Caution in the Fields?

Science  15 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5439, pp. 418-419
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5439.418

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Hazard Identification of Agricultural Biotechnology Finding Relevant Questions. Ad van Dommelen. International Books, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1999. 238 pp. $29.95, £19.95, Dfl 59.95. ISBN 90-5727-034-X.

Van Dommelen proposes a method for resolving scientific disputes over the safety of transgenic organisms by taking a precautionary approach to their possible impact. He focuses on the identification of relevant research questions.