DailyDirt: Are You Sure You're Eating What You Think You're Eating?

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It seems like every day there's another report of problems with our food -- E. Coli in beef and packaged salads, Salmonella in canteloupe, Listeria in packaged sliced apples, etc. Worries about bacterial contamination in food is pretty common, but it seems like we should also be worrying about whether the food we're eating is really what we think it is. Recently, there was the scandal in the UK over beef products that contained horsemeat. But thanks to modern day technology, scientists are now able to test food products and determine whether they are indeed what they claim to be. Here are just a few examples.
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Filed Under: barcoding, beef, burgers, dna, food, horsemeat, isotope, laser, sushi
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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Feb 2013 @ 5:17pm

    Soilent Green is people!

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    Anonymous Coward, 22 Feb 2013 @ 5:36pm

    DNA detection is too sensitive?

    It only takes a little bit of DNA to freak people out. That's probably why they don't test for human DNA. Protein is protein...

    Imagine how much insect DNA is in the food you eat.

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    Tail-Gunner, 23 Feb 2013 @ 1:32am

    Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation

    Tell me again, why is there are agencies called the FDA, and USDA both run by a bunch of oath breaking foreign agenda scum who could care less about anyone's health?

    EAT UP!

    Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation.
    http://rt.com/usa/tuna-fukushima-radiation-238/

    And you thought it was funny when I bought a Geiger Counter.

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      Anonymous Coward, 23 Feb 2013 @ 10:52am

      Re: Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation

      OMG! You can't say that around here. That's racist, dontcha know.

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      Anonymous Coward, 24 Feb 2013 @ 7:10am

      Re: Tuna caught near California still have traces of Fukushima radiation

      Are you suggesting the elimination of said governmental agencies or that they need to do their jobs in a more professional manner? I would agree with the latter, the former is crazy talk.

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    Kevin (profile), 23 Feb 2013 @ 7:32am

    Seen worse

    I suffered for years no knowing what I was eating. Then I divorced her.

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    Anonymous Coward, 23 Feb 2013 @ 8:21am

    Mostly I know what I am eating, I actually produce part of what I eat.

    The potatoes, cucumbers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, peas I know exactly what they are and how they were raised.

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    micksay (profile), 25 Feb 2013 @ 11:07am

    Beef

    Apparently not - Beef / Horse who knows

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