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The Surprisingly Subtle Art of Food Fraud

The long history of faked foods includes horse-meat hamburgers, oil-and dust-peppercorns, and corn-syrup honey.
Source: Luke MacGregor / Reuters

Hamburgers that turn out to be horse, not beef. Honey sweetened with high-fructose corn syrup. Old, gray olives dipped in copper-sulfate solution to make them look fresh and green. Fraudulent foods such as these make up as much as 5 to 10 percent of the offerings on supermarket

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