I am not a dietitian, I am a Research and Development Chef with a Nutritional Concentration. This site is based on opinions I've formed through my research and experience working for manufactured food processors.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Say what? That's not honey, honey

I just read the most disturbing but not completely unexpected article on Eatocracy regarding store bought honey. As it turns out most of the honeys (not the good looking type, I'm talking about the stuff bees make) sold in stores isn't even honey. Here is an excerpt from the article:

"No pollen was found in 76 percent of samples from grocery stores including TOP Food, Safeway, Giant Eagle, QFC, Kroger, Metro Market, Harris Teeter, A&P, Stop & Shop and King Soopers" and "No pollen was found in 100 percent of samples from drugstores including Walgreens, Rite-Aid and CVS Pharmacy."

Even more disturbing:

"An earlier Food Safety News investigation found that at least a third of all the honey consumed in the United States was likely smuggled from China and could be tainted with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals. Foreign honey also puts a squeeze on American beekeepers, who have been lobbying for years for an enforceable national standard to prevent foreign honey from flooding the market."

Click here to read the full article, and gimme some sugar friends...buy some honey from your local farmer sans the antibiotics and heavy metal...barf.


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