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


    Apparently not - Beef / Horse who knows

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