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‘Bushmeat’ Carries Risky Microbes, Study Says

The U.S. is a major consumer of illegally imported African “bushmeat” and other wildlife products – and of the perilous microbial zoo that frequently accompanies those products. That’s the bottom line of a study published this week in the online journal PLoS ONE. Bushmeat describes meat parts from exotic African wildlife species, including baboons and… Continue Reading

Mislabeled Chinese Honey Leads to Criminal Busts

After a four-month investigation, federal authorities have indicted yet another group of importers for allegedly smuggling Chinese honey into the U.S. Since September, agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection have seized more than 5 million pounds of intentionally mislabeled Chinese honey at customs warehouses… Continue Reading