"Honey laundering is a complex exercise
that involves several players in the honey chain from apiary to wholesaler to retailer. In the case against ALW, evidence was presented to show the use of fake country-of-origin documents for shipments, replacement of labels on Chinese containers with fraudulent ones, switching of honey containers in a third country, and even the blending of Chinese honey with glucose syrup or honey from another country."
posted by vidur
on Dec 6, 2012 -
Worried about antibiotics in your beef? Organic vegetables
(and pirated honey
) may be no better. 90% of animal antibiotics are excreted as dung which is then used as fertilizer. The amounts are smaller but cumulative, particularly in potatoes, lettuce.
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 9, 2009 -
Voice of the Hive
is a collection of informative and well-written stories about honeybees. Half of the tales
are told from a human beekeeper's perspective, and are filled with valuable knowledge for potential hobbyists. The other half
are compelling vignettes of a single bee's life -- widely diverse and compelling, told from each individual bee's perspective. The two elements come together to paint a fascinating picture of this noble insect's existence.
posted by illuminatus
on Jan 4, 2008 -