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Complainant Name:
Richard Evans

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: The Scotsman


Richard Evans, on behalf of the World Cancer Research Fund, complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had reported inaccurate comments about the WCRF made by the National Beef Association.


The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following statement:

In an article of February 10, we reported the National Beef Association's claim that the failure of World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) to acknowledge errors in its 2007 report was an example of the influence of anti-livestock farming lobbyists. We would like to make it clear that WCRF is an independent scientific organisation that is not funded by lobbyists. Minor errors in its report were corrected on its website and its conclusions remain that red meat is a cause of bowel cancer.

Date Published: 16/04/2010

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