5.9. How faulty science destroyed an industry 💣 the boom, bust and rise of bubble tea 🧋 food history for the future of food
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Bubble tea used to be a popular drink with shops popping up throughout the beginning of the century. But in 2012 a study sealed the fate of bubble tea in Germany: scientists from RWTH Aachen found the sweet bubbles to contain carcinogenic substances. While the study was retracted, the damage was done, sealing the fate of many immigrant and family-owned businesses. But now bubble tea is coming back, why? And what can we learn from this?
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