This story fits in perfectly with my post yesterday Inflation Hits Coffee as Brewers Secretly Swap Robusta for Arabica, in the sense that as the cost of real food and quality items soars, the tendency will be to simply replace real goods with fake goods. It’s one thing to buy a fake handbag, it’s quite another to discover your meat has been dyed pink to look like something it’s not. “American as apple pie” is soon to be replaced with “American as biotech salmon.” From UPI:
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 5 (UPI) — About 95.5 tons of pork cuts dyed to look like beef have been imported to Sweden, and about 70 ton of it have already been sold, official say.
The fake beef was imported into Sweden for two years and sold at grocery stores nationwide, The Local.se reported.
“When we examined the meat we found traces of syringes,” said Narving.
A National Food Agency investigation confirmed the meat was pork that had been dyed pink to resemble beef.
Full article here.