February 18, 2013

Laser Detects 'Honey Laundering'

Olivia Solon, Wired

AP Photo

A laser tool funded by the European Space Agency to measure carbon on Mars has been reappropriated to detect fake honey.

The counterfeit goods trade might more commonly be associated with handbags and watches, but it turns out that the world of honey trading is also a murky one, riddled with smuggling and fakery.

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