Adulteration: DNA project reveals fishy nature of fish labeling

In a restaurant, it’s usually obvious when the server brings out the wrong order. Sometimes, however, it may require advanced DNA testing to even realize the order isn’t what you expected.

Dr. Jennifer McDonald, a biology professor at Fanshaw College in Ontario, Canada, directed her molecular biology students on a homework assignment that would […]

Researchers turn to jellyfish to fight food fraud

Photo credit: University of Southampton

Fighting food fraud just became a little easier thanks to help of jellyfish and a team of researchers from the University of Southampton. The researchers are using a new tracking technique that is based on the chemical record animals who feed at sea inherit throughout their lives.

According to […]

Are you being catfished by your catfish dinner?

Did your last fish dinner seem a little extra, well, “fishy?” According to a new report by the ocean conservation group, Oceana, this may be due to the high incidence of seafood fraud happening today.

As stated in the report, one in five seafood samples tested worldwide turned out to be completely different from what […]