Society will enthusiastically adopt new technology without considering the consequences.
You cannot rely on industry to act in the public interest, even when their practices are going to pollute the entire planet
Politicians are no more responsive to issues of public health than they were in the 18th century
Remedial action only happens when individuals make their voices heard above the clamour of vested interest
The Guardian, Monday 19 August 2013 19.30 BST