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Using science to fight cheese counterfeiters
Scientists in Switzerland are finding ways to test Emmental to know if the famous cheese is authentic or not.
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 19:52

Designer handbags and Rolex watches are popular targets for counterfeiters, but many might be surprised to learn that so too is Swiss cheese.

So, Emmental makers in Switzerland are now turning to genetic science to protect their product.

From the pastures of Berne, Switzerland, Al Jazeera’s Nick Spicer reports.

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