South African Meat Snacks Often Mislabeled
DNA analysis used to identifies the type of packaged meets that are in circulation in south Africa.“For me the saddest finding was to find the Cape mountain zebra, an endangered species, being sold as biltong,” said Maria Eugenia D’Amato.
researchers have found that a lot of the meet was labels to be one thing, but turned out to be something completely different.“Our biggest surprise was to find kangaroo in the samples,” Dr. D’Amato
DNA sequencing was obtained from the meats then used to figure out what it was.
Opinion: this is scary. not knowing what your eating could cause potential health risks. however using DNA sequencing is such a great way to test the meats and find out what they are.