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Arresting food fraud

Arresting food fraud

UK food security researcher Chris Elliott is fighting back against criminal threats to the safety of the world’s food supply. Chris Elliott Sitting in the chilled counter at a supermarket, one beef burger looks pretty much like any other. The label may boast that it came from a happy free-range cow raised on organic pasture,

Fast tracking foodborne illness

Microbiologist Robert Brackett predicts that more precise gene-based tools will help pinpoint the source of outbreaks in record time. Robert Brackett Today, the risk is stark: Forty-eight million Americans—one out of every six people—suffer from a foodborne illness every year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Within that group 128,000

Stretching the food safety net

Consumer activist Caroline Smith DeWaal mixes science, politics and advocacy to find foodborne illness solutions.

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