Why isn’t anyone listening?
Posted: 2013-02-17. Categories: Food

Why isn’t anyone concerned about the bees?  It was all over the news a couple of years  ago, now we hardly hear anything.  If congress doesn’t act soon it will be too late and our planet will be irreversibly changed.  I’ll show you…

Syngenta rejects claims of pesticide bee deaths

Last month, the EFSA said that neonicotinoid insecticides used in maize, rapeseed, sunflower and cotton cultivation posed “disturbing” risks to bees and other pollinating insects hugely important for food production, especially of fruit.

Vanishing of the Bees

Vanishing of the Bees

In fact, in the movie Vanishing of the Bees, you could visibly see them get dazed, confused, then paralyzed until they actually wound up dead on the ground.  It was a sad sight to see. [Watch it for free on Amazon Prime]

Then I found…

Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn’t Honey

Ultra-filtering Removes Pollen, Hides Honey Origins

In the U.S., the Food and Drug Administration says that any product that’s been ultra-filtered and no longer contains pollen isn’t honey. However, the FDA isn’t checking honey sold here to see if it contains pollen.

Ultra filtering is a high-tech procedure where honey is heated, sometimes watered down and then forced at high pressure through extremely small filters to remove pollen, which is the only foolproof sign identifying the source of the honey. It is a spin-off of a technique refined by the Chinese, who have illegally dumped tons of their honey – some containing illegal antibiotics – on the U.S. market for years.

You would be surprised at the names on the list.  I was shocked.  Some of them are “organic.”  The article goes no to say…

Food historians say that in the 1950s the typical grocery might have offered three or four different brands of honey.  Today, a fair-sized store will offer 40 to 50 different types, flavors and sources of honey out of the estimated 300 different honeys made in the U.S.. And with the attractiveness of natural food and the locavore movement, the popularity of honey as both sweetener and naturopathic medicine is burgeoning. Unfortunately, with it comes the potential for fraud.

Concocting a sweet-tasting syrup out of cane, corn or beet sugar, rice syrup or any of more than a dozen sweetening agents is a great deal easier, quicker and far less expensive than dealing with the natural brew of bees.

The FDA and our government must act now.  Won’t you call them today?  Ask them what is being done to protect our nation’s honey supply. If you don’t think this is an important issue, please read the entire article again.


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