Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Your Honey Is Fake

Is the honey in your cupboard secretly Chinese? Actually, there's a pretty good chance that it is. [Via]


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boyofdestiny (#1,243)

Meh. It's all semantics. I was hoping this was an article that was about some kind of synthetic, bee-free honey, in which case we could finally exterminate all of those winged devils.

riotnrrd (#840)

@boyofdestiny Semantics, heavy metals and non-foodsafe antibiotics.

charles @twitter (#14,497)

"Bryant found that every one of the samples Food Safety News bought at farmers markets, co-ops and "natural" stores like PCC and Trader Joe's had the full, anticipated, amount of pollen."

This is not going to make the next Food Coop General Meeting any more bearable.

Art Yucko (#1,321)


Matt (#26)


HiredGoons (#603)


Title also appropriate for an intervention article about men who are in denial about dating a blow-up doll.

roboloki (#1,724)

i don't care what honey says, she knew it was a date and not a meeting.

metoometoo (#230)

Psh, this is why I only buy honey directly from the bees themselves.

I'm more interested in knowing if anything changed because of the olive oil scandal a year ago. That's a little closer to my heart. (Figuratively… I hope…)

Bittersweet (#765)

GE Clover Honey? Made from clover honey and ground-up lightbulbs?

kennymfg (#13,020)

I've become quite a honey snob in recent years, having bought some single flower (pine) honey from a friend who imports all things wonderful from Greece. You'll never see a plastic bear bottle in my cupboard, doggummit!

WellThen (#1,251)

This is interesting. I started buying local organic honey at the recommendation of a friend who does medical research, when I told him how terrible my allergies were. While I can't say for certain that this was what caused me to suffer so much less from allergies (pretty night-and-day difference, actually) I've seen no reason to mess with a good thing and have been continuing to buy local honey ever since. On the one hand this article makes me a little extra glad I do this, but on the other hand it reminds me that honey is used in plenty of other things I don't think about, and I can never really be sure that my food isn't laced with harmful antibiotics and whatnot, and…I'll just be eying all the food in my cupboards suspiciously for the next good while, excuse me.

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