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5/5 The food swindlers continue to find ever more sophisticated ways of adulterating our food.
4/5 The two world wars encouraged new extremes of ingenuity in food adulteration.
3/5 The history of tampering with food in America is just as shocking as that in Britain.
2/5 The history of tampering with food dates back to Roman times and tells a sinister story.
1/5 Frederick Accum's Treatise on Adulteration of Food and Culinary Poisons dates back to1820.