Frauds and adulterations, the coffee case !

Coffee Coffee is a hot drink known throughout the world and widely consumed. It comes from the coffee tree, of the genus Coffea, a tree of the Rubiaceae family (Hendre and Aggarwal, 2007). Many legends have been built around this drink, concerning the discovery of this plant. One of them says that a Yemen shepherd…

Promotion of our Laboratory at IN-COSMETICS 2019

DNA Gensee could meet many actors of the Cosmetics market which expressed a strong interest for our DNA analyses technologies and the support proposed. Avoying frauds and contaminations in their supplies of plants/algae is a major challenge. Our diagnostics are accurate and valuable for our customers. Our studies are eligible to CIR, do not hesitate…

Authenticity and genetic traceability in plants, example of figs

Genetic traceability in plants, example of figs: Presentation in COMET* by Dr. Philippe *Cosmetic Measurement & Testing (February 6-7 2019 – Cergy, France, https://comet.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/18) Plants are one of the most important terrestrial organisms. Many plant species are interesting for their biological properties. This diversity is widely used by the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. However, risks…

Genetic analyses to identify citrus species

In winter, the seasonal fruits are citrus fruits. This plant group is composed of many botanical species (https://www.cirad.fr/actualites/toutes-les-actualites/communiques-de-presse/2018/l-evolution-des-agrumes-revisitee). Currently, their consumption is increasing because of their virtues and benefits on the human health (https://ccj.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13065-015-0145-9). However, there are many frauds and adulterations in citrus products. Consumers are increasingly responsive to their products composition. They are looking…