Forensic analyst debunks food claims using DNA

| | September 23, 2013
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Restaurateurs beware: Chris Weland is not the guy you want to serve a bogus meat dish to if he is out for a meal.

The forensic analyst at the University of Guelph’s Canadian Centre for DNA Barcoding has used his former police sleuthing skills and the university’s revolutionary bar coding techniques to investigate food content claims. In some cases, the results have caused a sensation.

“You never know what you are buying on the grocery store shelves,” Weland said. “I mean, who would ever think they are eating lion in salami or black bear, for that matter?”

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