FAO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in July 2018 with the Italian Research Institutions:
May 26th 2020 - Meet platform On May 26 from three p.m. to six p.m. METROFOOD-RI will participate in the thematic seminar cycle on "Communication in the time of the pandemic ", organized by the Department of Communication and Social Research" of the Sapienza University of Rome.
The Department of Communication and Social Research (CoRiS) at the Sapienza University, promotes this seminar divided into seven webinars and a final round table. The seminar is open to all students of its Degree and Master’s Degree Course and all the stakeholders who would want to be informed and stimulated in a scientific debate about these issues..
The webinar about Communicate about food and health during the time of the pandemic. METROFOOD-RI and Covid 19 aims at giving the opportunity to know how this infrastructure offers the world of research, businesses and consumers proper information on food safety and combat fake news during the COVID-19 emergency.
While the COVID-19 outbreak is a global public health crisis, it has led to a parallel pandemic of disinformation. Falsehoods and misinformation have sowed confusion about people. Information and mis-/mal-/dis-information represent a very critical point, with huge relapses on every aspect of the crisis management, from the Society, to the economy.
In the current crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the role of communication is relevant, even only considering that the spread of misinformation in what has been defined the first ‘disinfodemic’.
In this framework the webinar present the experience of METROFOOD-RI (ESFRI Roadmap 2018) in the food and health sector. On the METROFOOD-RI portal official documents, scientific publications, factsheets, recommendations and best practices available in different languages are collected, with the aim of providing constantly updated insights useful for analyzing the links between Coronavirus and food throughout the food chain, from primary production to final consumption .METROFOOD-RI have also launched a campaign on social media (https://www.facebook.com/metrofoodri, https://twitter.com/metrofood_ri) to inform as many users as possible providing useful information and answer questions from producers and consumers.
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The METROFOOD-PP 1st Project Progress Meeting took place on line, via Adobe Connect. The METROFOOD-PP Management Committee members, with their deputies and other colleagues, were due to gather in Freising, Germany, for the 1st Project Progress meeting to be organised by TUM.