Glyphosate is one of the world’s most widely used herbicides, used in European agriculture to control weeds in a wide range of crops. The substance’s license was recently renewed, causing outrage and controversy due to its assumed connection to carcinogenic effects on humans and animals. Studies have both proven and disproven these carcinogenic effects, calling into question whether the substance should be discontinued until full safety is established.
Artificial Intelligence is often characterized as a transformational technology for the twenty-first century. Healthcare could be the domain in which AI will have the most impact, transforming practices in, amongst others, the fields of diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, allocating resources, organizing files, and automated operations. At the same time, the application and possible dependency on AI systems within this critical domain could also negatively impact patient safety, privacy, and fair decision making.
In June 2019, four citizens’ meetings were organised in Italy by K&I, under the RECIPES project.
On November 25, 2019, the Rathenau Institute welcomed the Norwegian Health Directorate and about 25 of their experts to The Hague.
The 2019 edition of the Maastricht Centre for European Law academic opening event focused on the precautionary principle in the European legal order.