This week, the proposed system of chemical regulation is to be discussed in the European Parliament.
Reach is a great example of the kind of world that the greens want to create for us.
Producers and importers of chemicals, not authorities as is currently the case, will need to show that substances are safe before they can be placed on the market (reversal of burden of proof).All chemicals will have to be proven to be safe. An impossible standard that will stop the production of many chemicals that have important contributions to our lives. It also means the testing of chemicals that have been used for decades.
I know the sociology graduates that populate the ranks of the parasite sector know nothing about industry, but they rely just as much on those horrible dirty industrial sectors as all the rest of us.
Regulation should always be based on sensible cost / benefit analysis, not utopian ideals. The fact that the EU always plumps for the latter is one of the biggest arguments against the EU being allowed to regualte anything.