Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2007 27:215
19 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2012
Date Written: 2007
This article examines problems that may arise when addressing liability resulting from the genetic modification of microbes, animals, and plants. More specifically, it evaluates how uncertainties relating to the outcomes of these biotechnological innovations affect — or may affect — the courts’ application of the reasonable foreseeability requirement and, hence, liability under the tort of negligence. The article also examines how concern expressed by society about injuries feared to result from these genetically modified products could have an impact on the way the courts assess reasonable foreseeability in this area.
Keywords: reasonable foreseeability, liability, negligence, causation, duty of care, risk, uncertainty, biotechnology, innovation
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Khoury, Lara and Smyth, Stuart, Reasonable Foreseeability and Liability in Relation to Genetically Modified Organisms (2007). Bulletin of Science Technology & Society 2007 27:215. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2165314