What Food Fraud Is And Why It Happens

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USDA organic beef
In this July 9, 2018 photo a “USDA Organic” label is printed on the label of a pound of ground beef, in Walpole, Mass. Labels such as “Fair Trade Certified ” or “USDA Organic” signify that a product’s supply chain has gone through some level of vetting. However, standards can vary widely. Steven Senne/AP Photo

Over the summer, the largest known case of organic food fraud in U.S. history was prosecuted. A food policy expert explains the prevalence of organic food fraud and why it happens.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • John Spink Guest

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