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International News Archive - March 02, 2013

DNA Barcoding Would Help Solve Game Meat Mislabeling In South Africa

A new study has pointed out some serious flaws in meat labeling in some South African grocery stores. Researchers working with game meat in South Africa suggested in the journal Investigative Genetics that DNA barcodes should be used to help identify even closely related species.

Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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