Saturday, January 8, 2011

HONEY LAUNDERING

All I can say about this article and video is... BUY YOUR HONEY FROM A LOCAL BEEKEEPER YOU KNOW AND TRUST!

What consumers don’t know is that honey doesn’t usually come straight – or pure – from the hive. Giant steel drums of honey bound for grocery store shelves and the food processors that crank out your cereal are in constant flow through the global market. Most honey comes from China, where beekeepers are notorious for keeping their bees healthy with antibiotics banned in North America because they seep into honey and contaminate it; packers there learn to mask the acrid notes of poor quality product by mixing in sugar or corn-based syrups to fake good taste.


FULL ARTICLE HERE