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Finding reliable information online

Short article with tips on how to judge the trustworthiness of news sources.
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Do you know how to find reliable information online?

We’ve all heard of fake news. But when it comes to food and health stories, which sources can we trust? Sometimes articles refer to scientific studies, and then misrepresent the science. This is very common when reporting on risk and how likely it is that a particular food item or ingredient will make you ill.

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC)’s infographic provides a few tips on how to judge the trustworthiness of a news item:

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Do you know of any reliable sources of information about food and the food system? If so, please share them with other Learners in the comments section below.

If you wish to learn more about finding reliable, scientific information about food and nutrition and identifying the truth behind food headlines you can enrol on our online course: Food and Nutrition: The Truth Behind Food Headlines.

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