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'Honey Laundering' An International Scandal | MNN - Mother Nature Network


Offbeat  (tags: food, honey, corn syrup, cheap substitutes, safety, rice syrup, asia, honey laundering )

Tamara
- 512 days ago - mnn.com
There might be something funny in your honey. Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn't actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or "jiggery" (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a sma



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Roseann D. (178)
Thursday March 28, 2013, 10:48 am
The best most amazing honey I've found was Lavender Honey bought from a roadside stand, sold by a father and son. It negated any honey I'd ever had before....I'd say I'd never tasted honey until THAT jar. Bees are amazing!
 

John Gregoire (254)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:05 am
We have a "local" apiary that sells a whole bunch of honey. Went to visit what had to be a huge hive operation only to fine that "Finger Lakes" honey came out of 55 gallong drums with Chinese writing on them! Be careful of what you consume.
 

John Gregoire (254)
Friday March 29, 2013, 6:08 am
Roseann et al, honey bees are indescrimante as to what pollen they collect. unless a hive was placed in a huge lavender field with no other flowering plants the claim is just not possible. Responsible apiaries label thei honey as Spring or Fall, sometimes summer and nothing else. We've seen clover, buckwheat, etc and those also are not what they advertise in most cases.
 
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