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Beware Honey Scam | Care2 Healthy Living

Beware Honey Scam | Care2 Healthy Living

A shocking new study by Food Safety News (FSN) found that 75 percent of honey sold in major grocery stores doesn’t contain any honey at all. Scientist and director of Palynology Research Laboratory at Texas A&M University, Vaughn Bryant, one of the leaders in identifying pollen types in honey, examined more than 60 “honey” products purchased from ten states and the District of Columbia. He could not find even a trace of pollen in most of the so-called honey he examined. Identifying pollen traces helps to ensure the integrity of honey. Worse than that, 100 percent of the honey examined from Walgreens, CVS, McDonald’s and KFC was not actually honey, according to FSN. (In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn’t honey.) The FSN claims that the honey imposters were likely secretly imported f...

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