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Fake Food: Isotopic Analysis Helps Identify Fraudulent Truffles

Truffles

Tuber magnatum or "European white truffles" can be the most expensive food on earth per kilogramme (Photo: Evan Sung).

Up to 200,000 euros a kilogramme – no wonder white truffles tempt fraudsters. These mushrooms are tasty, nutritious and very rare – a combination that arguably makes them the most expensive food in the world by weight.

This article by our Advisory Board partner IAEA, featuring work from the Josef Stefan Institute, explores the use of Isotopic Analysis to detect fraud in truffles. Read it here.

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New Training Course Available

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The School of Advanced Studies on Food and Nutrition of the University of Parma, in collaboration with METROFOOD-RI and ENEA, is organizing the training Course "METROFOOD-RI: Traceability and comparability of results in food measurements", which will take place in Parma at the Center “Santa Elisabetta”, University Campus, from 20 to 23 September 2021. The Course is designed with simultaneous online and face-to-face lessons in a blended approach. Please find more information here.

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New Metro Food Video Available

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Our friends at the Metro Food project, which is based around high-level metrology services in food and nutrition for the enhancement of food quality and safety, has just released a very neat informational video giving more details about their work. Please go here to watch this video and please feel free to explore their website for further information.

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