BCbD Annual Lecture 2020

Posted: August 11, 2020 By:

“Misinformation, pseudoscience and the unhealthy commodity industries”  by Professor Mark Petticrew from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The history of industry misinformation is well-documented – particularly tobacco industry denial of the link between smoking and ill health. Similar misinformation strategies are commonly used by the alcohol, food, fossil fuel, pesticide and other industries. It has been suggested that this reflects a cross-industry “playbook” that such industries use to distract from their harms and to delay effective monitoring and regulation. In this talk, Professor Mark Petticrew will outline the strategies some industries are using to misinform us and consider how these can be combatted.

This year’s annual lecture will take place on 1st October 2020 from 11:00am – 12:00noon. It will be held online.

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