Friday, January 2, 2009

not so sweet

This article about potentially contaminated honey being routed through non-origin countries to disguise its origin is rather alarming. I deal with this by buying only local honey – from farmers’ markets or folks like Marc Korton in Pullman - not buying honey from huge retail chains like Walmart.

The next article in the series shatters some illusions about U.S. honey. Organic honey of U.S. origin is a myth due to the foraging range of bees, what they may pick up along the way and the degree to which this country has been developed. Even domestic honey may have labeling that is misleading regarding origin, inspection and certification standards.

A related article focuses on the issues and conditions affecting U.S. honey production.

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