Friday, March 4, 2011

Honey Laundering: What is Honey?

From the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle:

"Everyone knows what honey is, right? Not so fast. Last week, the state Legislature introduced bills in both houses that would create a standard of identity for honey. In other words, beekeepers and pollinators in New York want the government to let packers, producers, importers and consumers know what is and isn't honey.

Why all the fuss? In short, because Chinese imports of cheap, mislabeled and often adulterated honey are putting the squeeze on the U.S. industry."

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