SCAM:”FREE” IS NOT REALLY FREE

I wanted to know what the ingredients were in the widely promoted “new” miracle anti-aging products. Since I have written seven editions of A Consumers’ Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients (Crown Publishers), I wanted to find out about the ingredients. I sent for various “free” samples of the products. I filled out my address and foolishly gave them my credit card number for the $4.95 “delivery fee”. A few days later, I looked at my monthly credit card bill and there were numerous debits for $89-$95 for my “Free samples” (To be automatically taken out every month).

FOOD FRAUD—NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR

Do you really know what you are eating? Food fraud is a growing problem, perhaps not as dangerous as drug fraud and sometimes amusing if you are not the one getting scammed. There is currently no legal definition of the term but it is generally accepted that food fraud is an intentional action carried out…

GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD AND COOL LABELLING?

I am frequently asked what I think about genetically modified food. I believe there is no easy answer because there are perils and great promise in understanding and manipulating genes. Consumers were generally disgusted when the publicity about researchers from the Netherlands who cooked some burgers made from a single cloned muscle cell Iit was…