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Joyful Fraudulence: Swindled by Bee Wilson [book reviews]

British author Bee Wilson's book Swindled: The Dark History of Food Fraud, from Poisoned Candy to Counterfeit Coffee (buy from Amazon) was published in the UK in January of 2008 to some fanfare, but not too much. Then China happened. More specifically, news started flying out of China about tainted everything: poisonous toothpaste, adulterated cow's [...]

Bee Wilson on Flavored Cough Syrups

British food writer Bee Wilson is not a fan of medicine that tries to be tasty:
Judging from the sickly concoctions filling the modern pharmacy, the Mary Poppinses have won. From chocolate laxatives and fruit-flavoured indigestion pills to banana threadworm syrup and forest-fruit vitamins, it's sometimes hard to remember that you are in Boots, not a [...]

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