This episode is a real fungi!
Sarah covers the recent sentencing in Belgium’s largest food fraud, the Fipronil egg scandal. Then we hear a listener story that will make you laugh and might change the way you look at mushrooms.
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Eurojust (2021). Sentences for Belgian Suspects in Fipronil Egg Contamination Case. European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Corporation. https://www.eurojust.europa.eu/sentences-belgian-suspects-fipronil-egg-contamination-case
Food Safety News (2021). Three Sentenced in Belgium as Part of Fipronil Egg Scandal. Food Safety News. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2021/06/three-sentenced-in-belgium-as-part-of-fipronil-egg-scandal/
Holder, P. J., Jones, A., Tyler, C. R., & Cresswell, J. E. (2018). Fipronil pesticide as a suspect in historical mass mortalities of honey bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - PNAS, 115(51), 13033-13038. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1804934115
Hope, A. (2021). Accused in Belgium’s biggest-ever food fraud trial sentenced. Brussels Times. https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/business/172633/accused-in-belgiums-biggest-ever-food-fraud-trial-sentenced/
Sawyers, T. (2018). Conditioned Taste Aversion. Health Line. https://www.healthline.com/health/taste-aversion#getting-over-your-aversion
Trager, R. (2018). Fipronil responsible for historic honeybee die-off. Chemistry World. https://www.chemistryworld.com/news/fipronil-responsible-for-historic-honeybee-die-off-/3009865.article