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Risk and Consent Literature on risk and consent emphasizes situations in which individuals will be exposed to hazards as a condition of employment, medical treatment, or involvement in scientific research. In the almost unanimous opinion of scholars who have written on the subject, such risks may not be imposed on conscious and competent individuals without their consent. Individuals may claim a right to the information needed to evaluate the likely consequences of such risks, and to withhold consent, or exit from the risky situation.

Indeed, it may raise concerns for all of agriculture as even large-scale farms find themselves increasingly tied to nonfarm agribusiness corporations. Biotechnology per se may not be the ultimate cause of further industrialization or increasing bipolarization in the structure of agriculture. Agricultural biotechnology may not be the cause of the ultimate demise of the family farm in the United States. Nevertheless, as a further and soon to be more pervasive tool in the toolbox of agricultural researchers, on-farm producers, and corporate producers and suppliers, it is and will continue to be a contributing factor to the decrease in the competitiveness and viability of small family farms.

From this one can derive probabilities for combinations arising from several dice thrown at once. Relative frequency is a probability stated as the frequency with which a given outcome occurs in a given population of trials. Subjective probability refers to the confidence or expectation that a given person has that a predicted event will occur, or that a given proposition obtains. Classical probability provides a formal specification of probability that permits substantial development of statistical theory.

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