Herbs and spices are things to be enjoyed. They add colour, flavour and aroma to so many of the dishes we like to eat. There are also numerous reports regarding the health benefits of these ingredients: claims that they are anti-diabetese, increase brain function and boost our immune systems to name just a few. But there is a dark, murky side to the world of herbs and spices. This is the world of cheats and criminals who set out to deceive us into thinking what we are buying is authentic and safe.
This webinar aims to tackle the following three questions:
1) why cheat in the first place?
2) how is the fraud perpetrated?
3) what can be done about the fraud that is going on?
Professor of Food Safety and Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University
Register for the free webinar here.