Health for humans, animals & plants

Risk Barometer Journalists

The Risk Barometer Journalists has determined the assessment of risks in the area of health, food safety and nutrition by journalists in Austria.

In terms of general risks, journalists are most concerned about climate change and environmental pollution. Antibiotic resistance and weather extremes are the health risks that worry journalists the most.

In the area of food safety, antibiotic residues, followed by microplastics and pesticides, worry most. Malnutrition, overeating and sugar content in food worry the journalists surveyed the most when it comes to nutritional risks.

To obtain information on risk issues, journalists most often use scientific institutions, governmental organizations or organizations with governmental proximity. Their preferred information formats are press releases, background interviews and press conferences.

Last updated: 14.09.2022

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