The UK, US and Australia were not affected, he added.The Lactalis group is one of the world's largest producers of dairy products, with annual sales of €17bn ($21bn; £15bn), It has 246 production sites in 47 countries and employs 15,000 people in France alone.Recalls have now been issued by the firm three times, and cover its Picot, Milumel and Taranis brands.
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Another recent indication of Hollywood's power to affect real professions and society's overall wellbeing appears in the August 4, 2005 edition of The New York Times, in David M. Halbfinger's piece "." The piece reports that the Pentagon has made significant grants to train an "elite" group of scientists to write screenplays, and to promote closer consultations between scientists and the entertainment industry, especially in the creation of scripts. The Times summarizes the reasoning behind this effort to address "what officials call one of the nation's most vexing long-term national security problems" as follows:
How does the media affect how people think?
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On October 8, 2006, the Orange County Register ran an extensive piece by Lisa Liddane, The piece examines the extent to which highly popular hospital dramas like "Grey's Anatomy" both reflect and shape real life health matters. It also discusses the history of such shows. The piece quotes show producers, physician writers, and public health experts. All confirm that although such shows are fiction, they have a real effect on how the public thinks and acts as to health care. Vicky Rideout, vice president and director of programs for the study of entertainment media and health for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, even notes that "TV medical dramas contribute to agenda-setting--and influence how people look at situations and professions." However, the article discusses only how the shows deal with health conditions and overall care settings, not the roles of specific professions. Rideout also notes that shows can affect views through omissions, but again, this idea is not applied to the health professions. The article describes the Foundation's research showing the effect of "ER." The piece suggests--sometimes through quotes from physician show writers--that shows have a responsibility to be as "medically accurate" as they can.
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Nor are the health community's entertainment education efforts confined to the developed world. A December 2004 AP story, "," describes a new 60-episode Cambodian television soap opera created by British soap guru Matthew Robinson and funded by the BBC World Service Trust in order to educate Cambodians about disease, especially HIV/AIDS. "Taste of Life" ("Roscheath Chiveth" in Khmer language), which the piece calls Cambodia's "first soap opera," reportedly "follows five student nurses and a student doctor as they move through a nursing college, the local pub and 'Friendship Hospital.'" The fact that the BBC World Service Trust is devoting $6.4 million to the three-year campaign of which the soap is a part underlines the importance of this mechanism for influencing the public. Indeed, this is one mass media product whose makers will presumably not be claiming that their work could not possibly affect how people act as to how health issues: executive producer Matthew Robinson, who was a producer of the popular U.K. soap "Eastenders," is quoting as saying that if the shows do not change behavior, "then the campaign's a failure." Of course, the Truth has some concerns about how nursing might be portrayed in "Taste of Life," but the point is that responsible development professionals view the fictional entertainment media as an important way to influence the public's health actions and attitudes.
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People all over the world use the media every day. Whether it's using a computer, watching TV, reading a newspaper, talking on the phone, or listening to the radio – many of us interact with media daily.
Through the media, you can find out about important news, listen to your favorite music, or watch your favorite TV show. But there are also negative sides of the media that can be especially harmful to teens and young adults like you.
Listed below are some of the ways that certain types of media can negatively affect your life.