Fake processed food is becoming an epidemic in African urban life

by Ndidi Nwuneli

[Photo: Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye]

An explosion of fake and counterfeit products in Africa are staples consumed to fulfill daily dietary needs and are likely contributing to the rising levels of malnutrition and cancer on the continent.

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