Some days I really just feel like ranting and raving and howling in pure frustration until all the world stops in its tracks at the sound of my voice. Beneath the raging fury though is a real sadness…how has it come to pass that humans have lost their way to such a degree? Nothing pure or real is valued; nothing but money is considered sacred, it seems. Food…one of the most natural & basic of necessities…we’ve twisted and bastardized it to the point that it is no longer safe or even recognizable sometimes. We are so damned lost that we cannot even appreciate the value of such a simple thing as pure honey anymore…
Live Science – There might be something funny in your honey…
“Food-safety experts have found that much of the honey sold in the United States isn’t actually honey, but a concoction of corn or rice syrup, malt sweeteners or “jiggery” (cheap, unrefined sugar), plus a small amount of genuine honey, according toWired UK.
Worse, some honey — much of which is imported from Asia — has been found to contain toxins like lead and other heavy metals, as well as drugs like chloramphenicol, an antibiotic, according to a Department of Justice news release.
This international “honey-laundering” scandal has now resulted in a Justice Department indictment of two U.S. companies and the charging of five people with selling mislabeled honey that also contained chloramphenicol.
Honey Solutions of Baytown, Texas, and Groeb Farms of Onsted, Mich., have agreed to pay millions of dollars in fines and implement corporate compliance measures following a lengthy Justice Department investigation.” Full Story Here
And now I think the only way to restore a measure of peace to my brain is to go outside, water my flowers, plant more seeds and try to apologize to the bees for our careless desecration of their lovely gift of honey..!