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Food Security and the Harmful Risk of Fraud

A century ago, most food was sourced locally, and the world’s resources supported a mere ~25% of the current population. Since then, advanced processing of food and globalization of trade has reduced prices, increased selection, and made many seasonal items available year-round. With this convenience has come an increase in food fraud – substitution or dilution with lower quality ingredients to reduce cost, and/or adulteration or treatment with banned ingredients.

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What is Raman Spectroscopy?


Collecting Raman signal is like listening to the whisper of a molecule. One in every million incident laser photons scatters from the vibrational energy levels of the molecule, yielding information about the way it stretches and bends. Individually, the spectral lines detected speak to structure and composition, while collectively they can reveal identity
 

 

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