Sunday, February 17, 2013

The honey smuggling solution...  

Everything's better with lasers. We talked about Chinese honey-running and contamination on USFR recently. Scientists are on it.
By training the appropriated isotope ratio-meter on the carbon dioxide emitted from burning a bit of honey, Weidmann and company are able to use isotopic fingerprints to compare samples from all over and determine their origins. The same process works for other foods, too, which means better regulation could be coming to the chocolate and olive oil industries as well.
Let this be a lesson to all would-be food counterfeiters. We built a laser for Mars, but instead, we’re aiming it at you. [More]
I would also suspect the price of honey is about to jump as well.


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