Can we trust food product news?


When assessing the trustworthiness of food product news, it's important to consider the source of the research and who funded it. from the episode of recommends being skeptical of industry-funded research. She suggests looking at who paid for the studies and the interests vested in the outcomes. Understanding these aspects can help determine the reliability of the scientific claims made in news about food products. She also advises to be cautious with claims that rely solely on press releases from companies, as these are often more about marketing than solid science 1 .

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Marion suggests that individuals can lobby for research in areas where we need more information and try to figure out who paid for the studies that they're excited about. She also finds industry-funded research to be entertaining.

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