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Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee

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Bad food has a history. Swindled tells it. Through a fascinating mixture of cultural and scientific history, food politics, and culinary detective work, Bee Wilson uncovers the many ways swindlers have cheapened, falsified, and even poisoned our food throughout history. In the hands of people and corporations who have prized profits above the health of consumers, food and drink have been tampered with in often horrifying ways--padded, diluted, contaminated, substituted, mislabeled, misnamed, or otherwise faked. Swindled ...

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Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee
2008, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691138206

Hardcover

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