Despite 50 Years of Knowledge on Actual Versus Perceived Risk, Public Fear of Contaminated Foods Persists

Irrational overreactions to the food we eat are commonplace these days, despite food scientists’ and regulators’ best efforts at communicating actual risk associated with consuming foods to be significantly low. This is because we can detect toxins in foods to the parts per billion, which has advanced significantly since we were only able to detect to contaminants to the parts per million.

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August 24, 2020