Thursday, January 01, 2009

Misbeehaviour in the honey world

The Telegraph reported yesterday regarding the nefarious activities of foreign honey exporters:

"So-called "honey laundering" involves elaborate schemes in which cheap, diluted or contaminated honey from China is brought in after being "laundered" in another country to disguise its origin and evade tariffs and health inspections. A five-month investigation by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer newspaper found the international honey trade rife with criminal enterprises designed to take advantage of the demand for imports created by the mysterious collapse of bee colonies across America."

The rest of the story may be found here. Meanwhile, do check the origins of your honey, since some of the scam products may have harmful chemicals within.

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