Adulteration 101: Lessons Learned

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Had your cup of coffee this morning? Did you know the caffeine you just drank could have been synthetic? Increased knowledge and awareness of natural products has in turn increased their global demand.

This well documented paper explores various unethical and cheap measures, such as adulteration, and then goes deeper to look at substitution, fortification, depletion and adulteration by addition.

We look at hot ticket items such as Turmeric, Bilberry, Grape Seed Extract, and Ginkgo. Through these examples, we begin to understand how to unravel some of the quality challenges facing our industry.


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