You may never have heard of food fraud but there are experts on the issue and one of the world's most renowned is now warning that garlic powder, including that which is sold in Canada, may contain inferior ingredients.
Professor Christopher Elliot is the Director of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen's University in Belfast who says China supplies most of the world's garlic. He points out that China had a poor garlic harvest; however, garlic sales are on par with those last year. And the professor says when you put those two things together, it doesn't add up. He has posed the question, "Where is all the garlic coming from?" So Professor Elliot, as well as other researchers, is now trying to determine whether garlic powder being sold globally, is being diluted with other products like talcum or chalk. (Canadian Press)