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Morris argues that the treatment of environmental risk in public policy debates has failed for industrial chemicals, is failing for nanotechnology, and most certainly will fail for synthetic biology and other new technologies unless we change how we describe the impacts to people and other living things from the development and deployment of technology.

However, Morris also contends that the nanotechnology case provides reason for optimism that risk can be given different, and better, treatment in environmental policy debates. Risk, Language, and Power proposes specific policy initiatives to advance a richer discourse around the environmental implications of emerging technologies. Morris believes that evidence of enriched environmental policy debates would be a decentering of language concerning risk by developing within discourse language and practice directed toward enriching the human and environmental condition.

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C 10, 7 Oct. C , 5 Oct. It was adopted in lieu of the attempt to require labelling in novel food regulation but the regulation was not adopted because of its cloning sections. Falkner et al. In order to move towards appropriate controls, there is a need to build evidence on potential risks. For additional figures, see WPMN , n.

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The EC n. The TRI requires manufacturing and certain other industrial facilities to disclose releases of hundreds of toxic chemicals.

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The information is available in a publicly accessible computerized database, in a standardized form enabling any interested party to aggregate the data in a variety of ways, and to generate inter-temporal, inter-facility, inter-firm, inter-sectoral, and inter-community comparisons: see Karkkainen , B. See Art.

Still, in the context of nanotechnology regulation the EU does not seem to have gone in the same direction: see M. O'Cinneide ed. The author would like to thank Oren Perez, Nadav Davidovitch, Richard Pleus, and three anonymous reviewers for their valuable advice and assistance on earlier drafts of this article.

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