Posts Tagged ‘risk’

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Medicines in the environment. Implications and perspectives

by Lucia Michelini

Pharmaceutical medicines, and in particular antibiotics, are useful tools to treat and prevent human and animal diseases. However, after their administration a significant fraction of the drug is not retained by the body mass, but is excreted in urine... Read more

Communicating in the crisis

In February a symposium in New Zealand

The Symposium 2013 of Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) and the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21-23 February 2013. The Symposium is entitled: Disasters – communicating in... Read more
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Ready for the challenges of tomorrow

EFSA’s High Level Conference

On 13th November 2012, in occasion of its tenth anniversary, EFSA – European Food Safety Authority holds the High Level Conference Ready for the Challenges of Tomorrow in collaboration with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Health and Consumers... Read more

Italians and digital technologies

Optimism and familiarity have risen, but almost four out of ten are completely excluded

The new data from the Science and Technology in Society Monitor on “Italians, science and digital technologies”, published in the seventh edition of the Observa Science in Society Facts and Figures (Il Mulino publishing house). The impact of digital... Read more

Organic food among science, nature and culture

Environmental issues are increasingly central in public opinion and debate. In the relationship between science, technology and nature, relevant emphasis is placed on the natural dimension, particularly with regard to the area of food. The tendency to favor what... Read more

Dominant Institutions and GMOs in the UK, 1986-1993. The Untold Story

by Mario Moroso

Various scholars agree that the GM problem has fundamentally been a problem of public perception of risk and acceptance of a new technology. But the various accounts of the debate have offered different and sometimes conflicting views of public... Read more

Food Concerns in the Italian Public

The latest data by the Science in Society Monitor published in Nova24-Il Sole 24 Ore

Food price increase and periodic alarms for food scarcity at global scale have caught Italian public opinion attention. 60% of European believe that food (low) quality is a major threat for health, more risky that pollution or dumbing of... Read more

Enriching food and improving food preservative techniques

Italians and science against food emergency

The Science in Society Monitor’s latest survey is going to be presented in preview at the Fourth World Conference “The Future of Science According to Italians, the most important contributions science can offer to deal with food crisis are... Read more

Nuclear energy: Italians are more and more divided

by Valeria Arzenton

Italians are more and more willing to talk about going back to using nuclear energy. Twenty years after the referendum on nuclear energy, more than one out of three Italians declare they are in favour of investments in nuclear... Read more

Cells and citizens. Biotechnology in the public sphere

The new book edited by Massimiano Bucchi and Federico Neresini.

Are Italians and Europeans really sceptical towards Biotechnology? How have the media contributed to configure a distinction between red and green biotech? How can scientific expertise and public participation be integrated with regard to issues like biotechnologies? Biotech is... Read more