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New meat detector technology will distinguish between horse and beef

Retailers will soon be able to distinguish almost instantly between beef and horse meat in products, thanks to a new device built by British engineers. The technology can distinguish between fatty acids from horses, cows, geese, pigs and sheep. It is also being developed to recognise rat meat. Oxford Instruments and the Institute of Food …

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A World Without Food Science

A World Without Food Science: What would a trip to your local grocery store be like without the benefit of research and technology? How would food shopping look with no knowledge of microbiology, food safety, food processing, food packaging and transportation?