food fraud

fruit

‘Kiwigate’ Is France’s Latest Food Fraud Scam

Fruit producers passed Italian kiwis off as French so they could charge more per fruit and earned over $6 million in profit.
Bettina Makalintal
3.26.19
Sushi

Researchers Say You Have No Idea What’s In Your Sushi

According to a report from the University of Salford, British sushi bars are selling products with mislabelled fish, including those that contain toxic and endangered species.
Daisy Meager
7.18.17
honey

This Beekeeper Wants You to Stop Eating Counterfeit Honey

We spoke to Bee Local's Ryan LeBrun about bees, honey laundering, and the future of ethical honey harvesting in America.
Michaela Trimble
3.26.17
fishing

This Kickstarter Campaign Could Change Commercial Fishing Forever

What if you could track the origins of your seafood minute-by-minute, from the first moment it lands on the dock?
Natalie B. Compton
3.17.17
food fraud

New Arrests Have Been Made in the European Horsemeat Scandal

This week, British investigators arrested three men who played a role in bringing horsemeat to market in 2012.
Wyatt Marshall
9.1.16
china

Photos Show Vendors in China Using 'Sewer Shrimp' to Make Street Food

Wuhan have been selling shrimp balls that are made from the most unsavory of seafood, processed in pretty much the most nauseating way possible.
Alex Swerdloff
7.1.16
fish

Italy Is Bleaching Old Seafood to Make It Look Fresh

The EU has warned the Italian Health Ministry to stop the practice of using water and hydrogen peroxide to bleach squid, cuttlefish, and octopus.
Daisy Meager
6.17.16
tea

China Is Getting High on a Drug That Looks Like Milk Tea

According to Guiyang’s public security office, the wildly vague "milk tea drugs" are a new kind of ketamine (or dissociative anesthetic) powder—but one that is packaged to look just like plain old milk tea.
Alex Swerdloff
5.25.16