Monday, August 22, 2011

Tainted Honey

Did you know..
...about 1/3rd of supermarket honey is illegally smuggled from china?

Probably Not!

Did you also know that same smuggled honey is probably filled with illegal antibiotics and heavy metals.. YUM!

This illegal antibiotic is one that the United States FDA has banned in food and that has been linked to DNA damage in children, I'm just saying that's probably something that i want to keep AWAY from myself and family. Not only this but some Chinese honey is being contaminated with lead from the use of improper storage containers. We all know the fears from lead so much so that they even sell lead testing devices so we can keep it out of our houses!

A Food Safety News investigation has documented that millions of pounds of honey banned as unsafe in dozens of countries are being imported and sold here in the United States in record quantities....

Do you know where your honey comes from?

I highly suggest in this light that we all find local honey providers or if possible grow your own honey with a beehive!
Sadly for me a beehive is not possible so I get our honey from Eden Honey which is local and can be found at most farmers markets around the bay area!

Did you know there were even different tastes according to seasons and what pollen the bees were into? Go visit your local bee keepers and talk to them ,learn about their product, and taste samples of the delicious sweet goodness!


  1. Really Sad! I think it is Eden Honey that I buy from our Saturday Morning Market. But I also love Taste of Freedom. One of his hives is 8 blocks from my house. You can't get more local than that without buying a hive.

  2. I know these poor people buying this stuff in the store! YUCK! Yes Eden Honey has a booth at the Saturday Morning Market so we are getting the same goodness! And 8 blocks from your house is VERY local lol.. If you like us on facebook feel free to post his info so the goods can spread : )