FAKE NEWS in food and consumption
VALENCIA, March 27, 2019
The “Fake news on food and consumption“ conference was held in Valencia, with the participation of interesting speakers, who coincided in broad lines in that the fake news is fashionable but not a fashion, that we have great access to the information but we are uninformed and it is very difficult to deny false news with rational arguments, due to its high degree of emotionality.
The President of AVACU and CECU, a member of Fundación Triptolemos, stressed that a joint effort is necessary to deal with false news. The President of the scientific committee of AECOSAN (Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety and Nutrition) stressed the importance of reading and interpreting food labels and finding reliable sources of information, as well as the high level of control and existing food safety. in the EU.
For its part, the Director of the Triptolemos Foundation highlighted that false news has always existed, the great difference is that we have gone from an analog world, to a digital world with an exponential growth in its speed of diffusion on the one hand, and another, that false news in food does not have a binary response (yes or no), but depends, of the doses and the ADI (Admissible Daily Intake), and that it is determined from scientific data and you need to understand its interpretation.
The event organized by AVACU and ASUCOVA, had the collaboration of Fundación Triptolemos, following the day organized in Alimentaria 2018.