Saturday, January 3, 2009

Honey Laundering

Had enough refined sugar this holiday season? If you're turning to honey, here's another reason to by local: Chinese honey. It's sometimes tainted, but not always labeled as Chinese. See Honey laundering - international trade increasingly rife with crime and If it's American honey, it's likely not organic.

1 comment:

thecraichead said...

From the Honey article: "Unless a shopper buys honey from a farmers market, where they can talk to the person who raised the bees and bottled the honey, they're relying on what's printed on the label."

It's not just for honey, either.