Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, attended the Agricultural Forest Council Action Plan Promotion Meeting held at the General Directorate of Forestry and announced the action plans for the implementation of the recommendation decisions taken on November 18-21, 2019. The title of "Prevention of Food Information Pollution" included in the plan was especially remarkable for the poultry meat sector.
III. Agricultural Forest Council report was announced at the Complex of the Presidency under cover of the President on November 17, 2019. In the final statement of the report, in which 21 different working groups were formed and announced by our President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the actions to be taken were reported to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry under 38 headings.
Dr. Bekir Pakdemirli, the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli attended the Agricultural Forest Council Action Plan Promotion Meeting held today (January 30, 2020) at the General Directorate of Forestry and announced the 2020-2023 plans for the implementation of the recommendation decisions taken here.
Minister Pakdemirli made a statement regarding the article titled "Prevention of Information Pollution in Food", which closely concerns the poultry meat sector as well as many food sectors included in the Action Plan; “Every day someone says things like 'Eat this, don't eat that, don't eat butter, don't eat eggs'. There is so much confusion, it shouldn't work like this. This has to be handled by a board. Regarding this, our law amendment study is in progress. The board will have the right to ask on behalf of the citizen what scientific grounds you are based on."
The Association of Poultry Industrialists and Breeders (BESD-BİR), which followed the Agricultural Forest Council Action Plan Promotion Meeting with great interest today, welcomed the article and content of Minister Pakdemirli titled "Prevention of Food Information Pollution". Dr. Sait Koca ,President of BESD-BİR, made the following statement about the developments: “Statements in the written and visual media, which have no scientific basis but cause information pollution in the society as a result, cause serious damage to our sector. This situation is not only limited to our sector, but also covers every sector that produces food. Many of those who create information pollution make statements that are far from scientific. These people do not even need to investigate their explanations and do not take into account the criticisms of scientists. We find the remarks of our Minister very valuable in this regard and we think that it is very accurate for it to be in the 2020 action plan".