product description page

Sorting the Beef from the Bull : The Science of Food Fraud Forensics (Reprint) (Paperback) (Richard

$11.55
MSRPReg: $17.00 Save $5.45 (32% off)
shipping to 94043 only 6 left
get it by Tue, May 1 with standard shipping.
free order pickup not available
not sold at Manhattan Herald Square

about this item

Horse meat in our burgers, melamine in our infant formula, artificial colors in our fish and fruit--as our urban lifestyle takes us farther away from our food sources, there are increasing opportunities for dishonesty, duplicity, and profit-making shortcuts. Food adulteration, motivated by money, is an issue that has spanned the globe throughout human history. Whether it's a matter of making a good quality oil stretch a bit further by adding a little extra "something" or labeling a food falsely to appeal to current consumer trends--it's all food fraud. Consumers may pay the ultimate costs for these crimes, with their health and, in some cases, their lives. So how do we sort the beef from the bull (or horse, as the case may be)?

Illustrious biogeochemist Richard Evershed and science writer Nicola Temple explain the scientific tools and techniques that have revealed the century's biggest food fraud scams. They explore the arms race between scientists and adulterators as better techniques for detection spur more creative and sophisticated means of adulteration, and review the up-and-coming techniques and devices that will help the industry and consumers fight food fraud in the future. Engagingly written, Sorting the Beef from the Bull lifts the lid on the forensics involved in food fraud, and brings to light the full story of a fascinating and underreported world of applied science.


more to consider

  • Food Forensics : The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How You Can Avoid Them for Lifelong Health

    $11.52

  • Math Games to Master Basic Skills : Addition & Subtraction (Paperback) (Jennifer Overend Prior)

    $9.34

  • Star Wars - Rogue One : The Junior Novel; Library Edition (Unabridged) (CD/Spoken Word)

    $27.00

  • Effortless Way to Stop Smoking (Paperback) (Thanos Apos)

    $18.02

  • Bunny Tales : Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion (Reprint) (Paperback) (Izabella St. James)

    $13.60

recommended

  • SheaMoisture® Mongongo & Hemp Seed Oils High Porosity Moisture-Seal Shampoo - 13 fl oz

    $10.99

  • 2018 TF Publishing Desk Calendar

  • Employment Discrimination (Paperback) (Joel Wm. Friedman)

    $50.30

  • Thousands : Poems (Paperback) (Lightsey Darst)

    $11.56

  • Love Print Throw Pillow Collection - Surya

    $25.49 - $33.99


from the manufacturer


guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.