University biologist highlights views on DNA testing and horsemeat

Posted by de57 at Feb 20, 2013 10:00 AM |
University of Leicester Professor talks about the use of DNA testing in the wake of the horsemeat scandal.

Professor Heslop-Harrison, who is a Professor of Molecular Cytogenetics and Cell Biology at the University of Leicester, spoke with BBC Radio Leicester’s Ben Jackson on 8 February about the importance of DNA testing to verify the paper trail showing the origin of our food.

DNA testing of food has become a much talked-about issue in recent months, following the discovery that high proportions of horsemeat were contained in some beef products on sale in the UK and Ireland.

Following his interview, Professor Pat Heslop-Harrison has published a blog on the subject, where he also discusses the process of DNA testing on food and its limitations.


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