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Horsing Around with the Food Supply

Photo: Mate Marschalko via Flickr

The horsemeat scandal in Europe has received much media attention over the past few weeks and details around the story still continue to unfold.

There are still many unknown aspects to the situation, but this incident of economically motivated adulteration (EMA), or “food fraud”, is notable for its scale and provides yet another example of how globalized and complex our food supply chains are. It also illustrates how EMA occurs and why it can be so difficult to prevent …

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Putting an end to honey laundering

Photo: Flickr user Ano Lobb @healthyrx

Honey has been known to have a long history of adulteration with cheaper sweeteners, such as high-fructose corn syrup or rice syrup. What does this mean for the consumer? …

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