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Vulnerable Science at the Border of Safety and Risk - A Case Study on Nutritional and Medicinal Aspects of Rice Consumption -

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2015, 11(8), pp.135-159
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

박성철 1 안선희 2 Duckhwan Lee 3

1한국전파진흥원
2한국과학창의재단
3서강대학교

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ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is to understand how the media and scientific community utilize the ‘textbook science’ which is scientifically verified. We analyzed 216 news reports on nutritional value and consumption of rice from the Dong-A Daily and Kyunghyang Shinmun as well as 28 research papers during the period of 1963 through 2014. During this time span, there were dramatic contrasts between the serious short-supply period (1963∼1977) and the over-supply period (1989∼2014), indicating apparent interplay in so far as nutritional value of rice is concerned. During the former period, a majority of newspapers encouraged the consumption of mixed grains over rice on the ground of nutritional and medicinal merits. However, during the latter period, the stance of news reports radically changed in favor of rice over mixed grains. The scientific community was found to be subjective on the nutritional value of rice, highly influenced by national policy and commercial interests.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.