The Family Business Of Food Fraud

Conference in Berlin on organized crime’s impact on food supply: Organized crime is heavily involved in farming and agriculture, while generating a yearly revenue of $28 billion in Italy alone. Besides the exploitation of farm workers, protection rackets, and subsidy fraud, significant profits are made from fraudulent products, such as mislabeled or tampered olive oil, buffalo mozzarella and parma ham. Consumer- and worker organizations are calling for more transparent supply chains and trackability of agricultural products, because these are growing and ongoing problems.

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Posted on 15 November 2021