Home Indiana Agriculture News Who do People Trust for Information about Food? By Gary Truitt – Oct 20, 2015 SHARE Previous articleEPA Under Investigation Over RFS DataNext articleIndiana Crop Moisture Levels Evening Out Gary Truitt Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter More than 70 percent of American believes documentaries are trustworthy on food information, according to a recent survey by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. The survey data should be welcome news for filmmakers such as Robert Kenner, who made “Food Inc.,” but disturbing for the many groups on all sides of food issues, according to the Hagstrom Report. Documentaries did fall in the middle of the pack, though, as the survey found Health professionals rank the highest at85 percent, followed by friends and family at 83 percent, farmers at 82 percent. The survey found only 50 percent of Americans find print, broadcast and online media trustworthy and only 38 percent find blogs and social media credible. The survey however, did not highlight that data, noting consumers care most about affordability and food safety when deciding what food to buy. SHARE Who do People Trust for Information about Food?
The court heard how during a routine market inspection by MMO officers on 19 December 2017, 39 boxes of bass weighing 1118.70 kg were identified and labelled as being landed by Top Dog.Top Dog is a 4 metre fishing vessel owned and operated by Dean Rollason since 2008. The vessel is licensed to fish for bass using gill nets, trawls and seinnes but did not have an authorisation to fish for bass using hooks and lines.When MMO systems were checked it was found that Top Dog had landed a total of 3,645.60kg bass between 1 November 2017 and 31 January 2018.When interviewed by MMO officers Mr Rollason admitted that the full 3,645.60kg of bass was caught using hooks and lines. He stated he mistakenly believed his fishing authorisation included the use of hooks and lines.Five charges were brought before the court for breaching fishing licence conditions by catching bass using hooks and lines. A number of similar offences were taken into consideration by the Court.Mr Rollason pleaded guilty to all charges and was fined £2,500 (£500 for each offence), ordered to pay £4,050 in costs and a victim surcharge of £50.