Horsemeat labelled as beef. Honey diluted with cheap sugar syrups. Counterfeit extra-virgin olive oil. Food crime is a multi-billion dollar industry affecting everything from the cheapest to most expensive ingredient. 10% of what we eat is thought to be adulterated.
In Italy, entire sectors of the food industry are controlled by the mafia. All over the world, well-organised criminal networks work together to penetrate complex supply chains. Replacing one ingredient with a much cheaper substitute or faking a label involves little danger or cost for the criminals. The profits are enormous. But what are the risks to the consumer? How can we identify food fraud? And what can be done to stop it?
In this investigation, we follow the food fraud brigades and reveal how little we know about what we’re eating. A global investigation into the counterfeit food industry.
Ready Summer 2021
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