Too often when cruising grocery stores looking for food items one encounters a great price on honey. Wow that price is fantastic, but hold on is it fake or the real thing? Ever wonder why it is so cheap? As a beekeeper I can assure you that most of these products are not 100% pure honey. Well there is a reason it is priced low mostly, due to inferior products such as maple syrup, hybrid sugars, sweeteners such as GMO sugar, syrups such as beet/corn/rice syrups, sugar cane, water, etc. which are cut (mixed) with the honey. Essentially the honey is diluted with other products to make it look like it is the real ma-coy. Ontario honey is the safest sources of honey, get to know your beekeeper and ask questions about his or her apiary. Most beekeepers take pride in producing pure natural honey. Please check with the Ontario Bee Keepers’ Association for more details.
Many honey products which are imported are NOT 100 % (recent studies shows that 20% of honey is cut with inferior products! How shameful is that? HoneyHoney will NEVER compromise on it’s honey production. We only produce, carry and sell 100% pure natural honey created by mother nature and our honeybees.
In a recent article the Canadian Food Inspection Agency wrote,
“The Canadian Food Inspection Agency analyzed 240 samples of honey using two tests:
Stable Isotope Ratio Analysis (SIRA) to detect adulteration with sugar cane and corn syrups (C4 sugars) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to detect added foreign sugars,
as well as other sources, such as C3 sugars.
Here are some links to fake honey,
CBC Toronto / Metro Morning – Matt Galloway interviews OBA president, André Flys
‘Something that’s too good to be true almost always is’: how to spot fake honey
CBC Toronto: Fake honey still pouring into Canada, and local beekeepers are feeling the sting (featuring Chris Hiemstra and OBA board member, Albert Devries, of Clovermead)
In addition, some apiarists put their honeybees along side GMO crops. Would it not make sense that having bees along side of for example, canola crops that the honeybees would pick up GMO pollen that is created by the GMO Rapeseed plant aka Canola Plant?
Rapeseed (B. napus subsp. napus), also known as rape, oilseed rape, and, in the case of one particular group of cultivars, canola, is a bright-yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family), cultivated mainly for its oil-rich seed. …. Owing to the costs of growing, crushing, and refining rapeseed biodiesel. ref: wikipedia
Two genetically modified (GM) canola varieties have been developed in Australia, Roundup Ready® (by Monsanto Australia Ltd) and InVigor® (by Bayer CropSciences Pty Ltd). To be most effective, each variety has been developed to be tolerant to and hence used with a specific herbicide under a defined crop management plan.
Roundup Ready® GM canola includes tolerance to the herbicide glyphosate. InVigor® GM canola includes tolerance to the herbicide glufosinate. Company trials and experience from growing these crops overseas have shown that GM canola produced under its defined crop management plan offers superior weed control (compared with current practices), higher yields and management savings. The herbicides used on these crops are ‘softer’ on the environment, compared to some ‘harsher’ herbicides used on non-GM canola. ref: Agriculture Victoria
Well I am not much of a proponent for having my bees near GMO crops, near glysophate or any other harsh Neonicotinoids (neonics) chemicals. Although a beekeeper cannot control where their bees are going HoneyHoney puts its colonies in organic, no sparing wild flower fields. For example the last month the bees have gone to wild apple, cherry, chestnut trees. In early spring the bees mysteriously found pollen before the buds came out on any and all plants. They find food sources we cannot imagine.
I would urge everyone to research what Jeffry Smith’s says about eating GMO products and in particular products which contain glysophate. Essentially, Jeffry Smith suggests to stay as far away as possible from this chemical because of it links to auto immune diseases, cancer, and a host of indirect diseases. It is found in wheat, soya, corn, oats, barley, mung beans, lentils, band aids products, women’s bras, panties, men’s underwear and much more. Monsanto is facing thousands of lawsuits due to glysophate which has now been confirmed to cause cancers in thousands of people. Prior to the lawsuits Monsanto now owned by Bayer professed to people in their studies that it was a safe herbicide to consume with NO harmful health related problems. Obviously, they intentionally lied to the government, the public by skewing their results and are causing IMO millions of people to have health related issues. More importantly is that they covered up the potential harm it could cause.
Many of the white sugars available at the grocery stores are GMO based products derived from GMO sugar beets NOT cane sugar which is a GMO plant.
“A genetically modified sugar beet is a sugar beet that has been genetically engineered by the direct modification of its genome using biotechnology. Commercialized GM sugar beets make use of a glyphosate-resistance modification developed by Monsanto and KWS Saat. These glyphosate-resistant beets, also called ‘Roundup Ready’ sugar beets, were developed by 2000, but not commercialized until 2007. All sugar beets has a Maximum Residue Limit of glyphosate of 15 mg/Kg in the final harvest for international trade. As of 2016, GMO sugar beets are grown in the United States and Canada. In the United States, they play an important role in domestic sugar production. Studies have concluded the sugar from glyphosate-resistant sugar beets is molecularly identical to and so has the same nutritional value as sugar from conventional (non-GMO) sugar beets.
The United States imports 30% of its sugar, while the remaining 70% is extracted from domestically grown sugar beets and sugarcane. More than 1 million acres of sugar beets are cultivated annually in the United States, with a market value at harvest exceeding $1 billion. GM sugar beets are grown by more than 95 percent of the nation’s sugar beet farmers. Of the domestically grown sugar crops, over half of the extracted sugar is derived from sugar beets, and the rest from sugarcane.
The glyphosate sprayed on GM beet fields significantly reduces weed growth, and thus has decreased the demand for migrant workers, who have historically been employed as seasonal workers to pull weeds on conventional sugar beet farms in the United States.
According to Monsanto, more than 37,000 acres of Roundup Ready sugar beet have been planted in Canada. ”
Jeffry Smith links to videos on glysophate
It was “supposed” to be harmless to humans and animals—the perfect weed killer. Now a groundbreaking article published in the journal Entropy points to Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide, and more specifically its active ingredient glyphosate, as devastating—possibly “the most important factor in the development of multiple chronic diseases and conditions that have become prevalent in Westernized societies.” [1:05]
That’s right. The herbicide sprayed on most of the world’s genetically engineered crops—and which gets soaked into the food portion—is now linked to “autism…gastrointestinal issues such as inflammatory bowel disease, chronic diarrhea, colitis and Crohn’s disease, obesity, cardiovascular disease, depression, cancer, cachexia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and ALS, among others.”
Enjoy this videotaped guided tour of Jeffrey Smith interviewing co-author Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a Senior Research Scientist at MIT.
How to remove up to 70% of the glysophate from your foods?