In an effort to clamp down on counterfeit food, a research group in Italy has devised a chemical test to help determine the authenticity of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. This is according to a report published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
While malaria deaths are in decline in sub-Saharan Africa, the problem remains huge,with 600,000 deaths, mainly toddlers. Fake and sub-standard drugs contribute to resistance, and diversion or theft is another problem making controlling the disease more difficult. Now the USAID is on the case.