Policy Brief, Report

RECIPES' co-creative process and needs assessment results

From May 2020 to January 2021, the RECIPES team has engaged in a co-creative process to identify needs and ideas for guidelines and tools to support the future application of the precautionary principle.
Report

Guidance for future application of the precautionary principle

After having identified the needs of stakeholders for guidelines and tools to support the future application of the precautionary principle in a co-creative process, the RECIPES team has moved to the next step:
Case Study, Report

Analysis of the case studies

To fully understand the complexities and the controversies around the application of the precautionary principle, the RECIPES project conducted nine case studies.

Case Study

Case Study 5: Nanotechnologies

About the case

As an emerging technology and an important group within the so-called advanced materials, nanotechnologies

Case Study, Video

Case Study 9: Microplastics in Food and Cosmetic Products

About the case

Microplastics are small pieces of plastics, usually defined as smaller than 5 millimeters. They enter the environment via two routes.

Case Study, Video

Case Study 8: The use of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

About the case

Artificial Intelligence is often characterized as a transformational technology for the twenty-first century.

Case Study

Case Study 4: Neonicotinoid insecticides

About the case

In Europe, hundreds of different pesticides are allowed in farming to control fungi (fungicides), weeds (herbicides) and plague insects

Case Study

Case Study 2: Genetically Modified organisms (GMOs)

About the case

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) are the product of advanced biotechnology and are non-naturally occurring plants, animals and microor

Case Study

Case Study 3: Endocrine Disruptors

About the case

Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are at the centre stage of a scientific and regulatory controversy.  Chemicals shown to have endocri

Case Study

Case Study 7: Financial risks in water infrastructure planning

About the case

The case study on "Financial risks in water infrastructure planning" aims to understand the complexities and controversies around the appl

Case Study, Video

Case Study on CRISPR-based gene drives

About the case

Synthetic gene drives based on the CRISPR-cas9 genetic engineering method could be used to spread artificially modified genes through wild populations fast

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Case Study 6: Glyphosate

About the case

Glyphosate is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides, used in European agriculture to control weeds in a wide range of crops.

Policy Brief, Report

Taking stock of the precautionary principle since 2000

The precautionary principle is supposed to enable decision-makers to adopt precautionary measures even if scientific uncertainties about environmental and health risks remain.

Case Study, Report

Case Studies: Conceptual and methodological frameworks

One of the RECIPES project’s aims is to understand and explain the differences in the application of the precautionary principle in 9 different case topics, in a way that reflects the particular context of the case and the arguments for invoking the precautionary principle.
Case Study

RECIPES' Case Studies: Aligning Precaution and Innovation

How can we ensure that innovative products and solutions are fostered and encouraged when their impacts on human health and the environment are not fully known?