June 27, 2013
“Around the world, food fraud is an epidemic — in every single country where food is produced or grown, food fraud is occurring,” reported The New York Times on June 26. Europe’s horsemeat scandal was “just a hint of what has been happening as the economic crisis persists. … organized crime groups ‘now also counterfeit daily consumer goods such as detergents, foodstuffs, cosmetic products and pharmaceuticals.’ Food experts say that engine oil is among the substances found in olive oil.”
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