Can we trust these food scientists?

R. Blanchfield
2006 13th World Congress of Food Science & Technology   unpublished
The continued erosion of public confidence in science and scientists has been accentuated, in the case of food scientists, by a succession of food scares, sometimes well-founded, sometimes ill-founded and propagated by activists, and always amplified and sensationalised by the media. This is a worldwide phenomenon. What can professional food scientists do to address this challenge? This paper suggests that it can only be done by considering and finding ways of conveying to the public the
more » ... e public the fundamental nature of "science" as distinct from what they are told about science by the media and often by scientists themselves.
doi:10.1051/iufost:20060668 fatcat:x7r74ro7czcajpq4ntevtaohkq