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by Joyce Hung


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barcoding, beef, burgers, dna, food, horsemeat, isotope, laser, sushi

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

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

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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  1. identicon
    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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