Needless conflict.

  • Published 2012 in Nature


We are what we eat. So it should come as no surprise that foodrelated issues such as bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), bisphenol A contamination, foot-and-mouth disease, Escherichia coli outbreaks and genetic modification resonate with the public. It is unfortunate, then, that discussion of them is often clouded by controversies over the impartiality of scientific advice and whether government regulations are truly unaffected by industry interests. Questions of food safety, nutrition and agriculture elicit more emotion and public mistrust than almost any other science-based issue. The firestorm over obesity, for example, ignited once again in the United States last week, when the Institute of Medicine issued a Misplaced childhood

DOI: 10.1038/485279b

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@article{2012NeedlessC, title={Needless conflict.}, author={}, journal={Nature}, year={2012}, volume={485 7398}, pages={279-80} }