If you’ve traveled to another country in recent years, maybe you noticed
that the food didn’t taste quite the same as food in the U.S. Flavor
isn't the only thing that differs between countries; regulations on food
safety differ widely from one count...
I was recently researching a few dietary supplements that I was
considering adding to my daily routine, and my personal research led me
right back to my work: mass spectrometry.As both Katerina Maštovská
(Covance Inc), and Jana Hajšlová (Institute of...
My colleague Paul Dewsbury has gotten me thinking a lot about wine fraud
lately. Occasionally, I like to put on a blind wine tasting party for my
friends in which I disguise several bottles of wine that cover the range
from cheap to expensive and hav...
I am sure you can link two of the three phrases in the title of this
blog post but what about tattoo removal?It turns out that one of the
uses of the blister beetle’s poisonous secretion (made up of
cantharidins) is for the removal of tattoos! Other ...
Bee colony collapse has become a popular topic in the news lately; I
noticed it was mentioned in an episode of the TV show Elementary that my
mother was watching the other day. The story focused on the murder of
someone who was studying bee colony co...
Hello Sabine. Yes, this type of serious chemical adulteration has been
known to happen. Unfortunately, food fraud can be lucrative business, as
Paul Dewsbury and others have highlighted in their blogs here on Analyte
Guru. It is highly illegal, not c...