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Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey

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More than three-fourths of the honey sold in U.S. grocery stores isn't exactly what the bees produce, according to testing done exclusively for Food Safety News. The results show that the pollen frequently has been filtered out of products labeled "honey.

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Kit B (276)
Monday September 9, 2013, 1:48 pm

I buy an unfiltered honey produced by local bees on a farm not far from here. The only label is handmade by the family that owns the farm, so none of the labels listed fit this.

One more of many ways for Big Ag to get ya!

Thanks Carrie -

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday September 9, 2013, 3:56 pm
Noted. At this point, all I have left in me is a heavy sigh. So, honey's not honey anymore, and sugar isn't sugar.....

Jerry B (128)
Monday September 9, 2013, 9:32 pm
Noted oh no and I love honey..thanks Carrie!

GGmaSheila D (194)
Monday September 9, 2013, 10:13 pm
Isn't about time we have a petition...I, for one, am sick and tired of being bamboozled by the USDA and food producers. I would like to see something done to protect the consumers. I know, wishful thinking, especially when it comes to a government agency whose salaries are paid by the taxpayers, but augmented by MegaCorps.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 5:02 am
good grief

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:08 am
I've stopped using honey now. If it's pure it's very, very expensive and if it's not pure it isn't healthy.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:19 am
One of the many reasons I began tending bees in my yard a couple of years ago. I know EXACTLY what is coming from the hive

jeanne schreurs (205)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 9:00 am
The only "protection" we get is poisining because of big money.
It's too mad that you must get informed about all food, cosmetics and so on.
Most food in the supermarket is artificial, it has almost nothing to do with real food.

Thanks Carrie for posting.

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 1:21 pm
Big money for big "honey". Glad I still have access to the real thing. Thanks for posting.

Fiona Ogilvie (591)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 3:27 pm
If honey is not RAW.....most of the enzymes are destroyed.

marie C (163)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 4:47 pm
Just getting over a cough and sore throat lashings of honey and lemon what a fool I am

Teresa García (40)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:05 pm
This is a plain contradiction! Is honey, is not honey...
They must stop changing everything :(

Mitchell D (104)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 6:36 pm
Also a bummer!

Joanne D (38)
Tuesday September 10, 2013, 7:35 pm
Betsy is right on target. I learned when I was tested for food allergies that unless it is labeled "raw" it is not even legallly required to be 100% honey; it can contain corn syrup.

Inge B (201)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 12:57 am
Be self sufficient then you know what you eat, and In addition protect the environment


Ruth C (87)
Wednesday September 11, 2013, 6:22 am
I always hated honey.

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 12, 2013, 5:22 pm
I don't take honey! Thanks.
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