Public understanding of food risks in four European countries: a qualitative study.

@article{Green2005PublicUO,
  title={Public understanding of food risks in four European countries: a qualitative study.},
  author={Judith Green and Alizon Katharine Draper and Elizabeth A Dowler and Giolo Fele and Vera Hagenhoff and Maria Rusanen and Timo Rusanen},
  journal={European journal of public health},
  year={2005},
  volume={15 5},
  pages={523-7}
}
BACKGROUND In the wake of the 'bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) crisis' there was renewed interest in how those responsible for public health could take account of public views, both to 'democratize' policy making and to increase the likelihood of information about health risks resonating with public concerns. This study explored how members of the public in four European countries (Finland, Germany, Italy and the UK) understood food risks in general, and risks arising from BSE in… CONTINUE READING

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