10 Nov '11, 9pm

More than 75 Percent of All 'Honey' Sold in Grocery Stores Contains No Honey at All, by Definition

Just because those cute little bear-shaped bottles at the grocery store say "honey" on them does not necessarily mean that they actually contain honey. A comprehensive investigation conducted by Food Safety News (FSN) has found that the vast majority of so-called honey products sold at grocery stores, big box stores, drug stores, and restaurants do not contain any pollen, which means they are not real honey. For the investigation, Vaughn Bryant, one of the nation's leading melissopalynologists, or experts in identifying pollen in honey, and director of the Palynology Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University, evaluated more than 60 products labeled as "honey" that had been purchased by FSN from ten states and the District of Columbia. Bryant found that 76 percent of "honey" samples purchased from major grocery store chains like Kroger and Safeway, and 77 percent of sampl...

Full article: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_24299.cfm

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Most honey isn't really honey

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The Collapse of Honey Bees | Care2 Healthy Living

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care2.com 11 Nov '11, 7pm

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Have you been a victim of honey-laundering? :) (good article to read before u hit the farmers' markets)

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