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Finding Organic Purity, Poisonous Milk, And The Most Expensive Coffee: High-Tech Food Tests

Is the premium food we’re buying–from wine to coffee, rice to saffron–actually what its packaging or the merchants selling it claim it is? Scientists are already developing ways to make sure fraudsters aren’t giving us less than what we pay for. Here are some of the tests they’ve developed to ensure the authenticity of our food.

Check out a video of a project to make sure all our fish is what we think it is (so no one tries to give us a fake tuna) here. Both pieces are part of our series on the future of food.

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