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BAD BUSINESS: Honey Laundering


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Cal
- 891 days ago - motherjones.com
A third or more of all the honey consumed in the U.S. is likely to have been smuggled in from China and may be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as un



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Joe Shults (37)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 5:06 pm
Thanks for the article.
 

Dave C. (204)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 5:56 pm
very interesting, had heard things like this before, but good to have the confirmation....good thing I rarely eat honey anymore.....glad we will be able to tell where the good stuff can be bought....
 

Sue H. (7)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:29 pm
Yikes! Another reason to shop locally. Find a nearby apiary or farmers market!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 7:48 pm
Good to know. Thanks for sharing.
 

pam w. (187)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 8:46 pm
ALWAYS buy honey locally! I get it at a farmers' market & the flavor difference alone makes it worthwhile...let alone the local pollen content.
 

Rachel D. (57)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 9:57 pm
First our pets, now us. Globalization kicks us in the butt once again. There needs to be an international independent regulating agency since the national consumer protection agencies are all bought off
 

Walter Firth (45)
Tuesday November 8, 2011, 10:18 pm
Thanks Cal. As Pam stated always buy honey locally or from a registered home breeder in your own country.One of the leading brands of honey that our supermarkets are pushing now is mixed with imported honey and is always ubiquitous on the shelves in front of the local brands,and people are silly enough to buy it because it is cheaper.The end result are own apiarists go out of business.The same applies to peanuts the only unsalted peanuts I could find in our Woolworths store the other day came from China ,No Australian, yet we rank among the largest peanut growing countries in the world.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:26 am
First; the bees were all sick ,and dying.
now, we hear,that they might as well,have moved to china.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BEEKEEPERS;
NOT ONLY DO THEY MAKE HONEY, BUT LIFE SAVING PROPOLIS.
AND ROYAL JELLY.among other strong reasons for their existence,like pollination.
 

Alexandra Rodda (175)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 4:41 am
Best to keep your own bees.
 

Carol H. (229)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 5:38 am
thanks Cal, noted. I will buy it at farmers markets!!!
 

Lester S. (0)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 6:04 am
Is filtered honey as effective as pure honey which has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of medical problems like wounds, burns, cataracts, skin ulcers and scrapes? Is pollen part of the active ingredient? And now various researchers worldwide are also studying and finding strong antimicrobial properties in some honeys against MRSA.
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 7:57 am
Best to buy local honey. There is also pasteurized vs. unpasturized honey. I wouldn't trust anything from China. You're supporting an oppressive regime. There's also clover honey and buckwheat honey, depending what the bees made it from.
 

tasunka m. (334)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 8:53 am
lester. Try to find some PROPOLIS. It's what bees use to sanitize the hive.
Is now poported to be an anticarcenogenic, amongst other claims.
 

JM A. (176)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 8:55 am
CHINA...SWEETENING US UP...BEFORE THE KILL.
 

Kenneth L. (321)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 9:05 am
Not that I want to piggyback on your thread Cal but here is a link to another news story by Kathy that has an excellent video regarding the connection between people and bees and agriculture.


http://www.care2.com/news/member/914755234/3012299
 

Nancy M. (219)
Wednesday November 9, 2011, 2:23 pm
One more reason to buy local.
 

Amena Ravenwing (187)
Thursday November 10, 2011, 11:26 am
Buying local is best, if you can get it. I wish to keep bees, but, need to make the hives first.
 
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