Dara O Briain reveals the awe-inspiring future of our food. To bring us the amazing innovations that will soon be on our dinner plates, he's joined by a team of experts.
When you're settling down to dinner can you be absolutely sure that you're eating what you think you've bought? Targeted tests by West Yorkshire Trading Standards revealed that more than a third of the foods they examined included instances of fraud, mislabelling and failure to meet published guidelines. There's the mozzarella that was only 50% cheese, the fake ham made from dyed meat emulsion, and 'minced beef' containing pork and poultry. Reports of labelling issues and alleged food fraud rose by more than 60% between 2010 and 2012, and that was before the horsemeat scandal broke. So with questions still being asked about the food we're consuming, why is the number of trading standards officers being reduced?