We have come to expect lies from celebrities, politicians, talking heads on TV.
But our groceries? The idea is sad and scary — but true.
Cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil can be mostly canola. What you think is honey can be primarily high-fructose corn syrup. And pomegranate juice can be made from cheaper grape juice.
Last year, grocers pulled hundreds of packages of cumin off shelves when news broke that the spice had been cut with peanuts. In addition to the health risks, that recall cost retailers and suppliers a good deal of money.
One estimate puts the worldwide cost of food fraud at $49 billion a year.
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