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In the article, three female researchers talk about how food security is such a small issue in Norway, even after the cow madness disease and other cases. The article concludes that most Norwegians are having a great faith in the national food authorities - maybe even bordering to naïvite.
I decided to just follow the path of this article first, googling the names of the three researchers:
Where are they now?
Lise Hellebø is also a researcher, having published an interesting report last year (in English). I also see, that she spoke at a conference in 2005 about "Food safety at stake - the establishment of food agencies"
Ok, so I guess what I will do is to e-mail the three of them, referring to this article from 2000, and ask my questions from the LEARN2 mission.
Here we go:
As I was writing the e-mail, I realized that the best approach would basically be to ask them for leads on who I could contact with these questions. This means that if they were short on time, they could simply spend 1 minute shooting a few names to me. If they were interested in this, and wanted to help further, my e-mail also opened up for that. I gave them a bit of the context for my email, which I think was important - otherwise my question might seem a bit too 'random'.
So, this is where I am now. Sending off this email instead of doing a bit more research first may have seemed 'cheap', but it's a strategy that still might work. I basically asked them for suggestion for names, nothing more. Who knows, the names they give me might be people who are 'on top of the game' here in Norway, saving me the time I would otherwise spend crawling through the system.
I will write a new blog post when I get a response from either of the three researchers, and if I don't receive a response I will write something on Monday nevertheless.
What is your process like?