Baylen Linnekin on the Sorry State of Food-Related Public-Health Research and Journalism


Increasingly it appears to be the case that there are two types of public-health publications pertaining to food, observes Baylen Linnekin. There is bad research. And then there is bad reporting on bad research. From bogus studies linking the mere existence of fast food logos to childhood obesity to the seemingly rote regurgitation by journalists of sketchy research, often coupled with brainless quotes from a small-sample of go-to researchers, the state of science research and journalism in the area of food is downright revolting.