Junk Science can be dangerous, or at least misleading. We’ve written on the phenomenon before. These days any poorly-designed study can be featured on the front page of well-known, trusted publications as long as it makes a clickable headline. Even if the study has a “good” design, personal opinions from the researchers who conducted the study become the subject of stories, rather than the scientific results.
The International Food Information Council Foundation (IFIC) sheds more light on Junk Science in a recent video and how to spot it – check it out.