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Henry Kaiser, National Science Foundation

There are all sorts of food scams perpetrated every day here in America. The whole farm-to-table trend, for example — a lot of that is probably just marketing bullshit, according to a recent excellent investigation published by the Tampa Bay Times. But here’s a fun new twist on food scams: police in Huzhou, China, recently arrested three people accused of making and selling artificial jellyfish, including a “master” jellyfish counterfeiter. As People’s Daily reports:

The article goes on to state that police recovered over a ton of the artificial sea creature. The thing is, I could see this whole scheme maybe succeeding legally in the U.S. if it were marketed as a “vegan” alternative to real jellies.

[People’s Daily]