Month: January 2015
Food fraud: Common or not? – The importance of quality control in the industry
Laurie Caron – Popularization In recent months, a particular topic emerged in the media: food fraud. But what is it? By definition, there is food fraud when food is marketed with intentionally mislead the consumer1. An example of a rather eloquent fraud, nicknamed “Horsegate“, took place in 2013 in Europe. Frozen meals from the […]Read more
Introducing plants from the boreal forest of Quebec – Card # 4 : Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Mühl.
Laurie Caron, chemist, M.Sc. – Plant card Latin name: Gaultheria hispidula (L.) Mühl. and its former name is Chiogenes hispidula (L.) T. & G. Common Names: Small tea, small tea woods, wintergreen insipid, tasteless chiogène, Snowberry. Qualified as a small creeping shrub of the heath family, this plant has long spindly branches and small oval […]Read more