Vancouver scientist lauded for catching food cheats

CBC interviewed Yaxi Hu, a UBC PhD candidate in the faculty of land and food systems, who has won the Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation for her method of detecting contaminated food.

“Canada is not really immune to the food fraud issue,” she said. “Our government is for sure doing a very good job to avoid a safety issue. At the same time the amount of effort put on monitoring food authenticity is relatively small.”