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Old 02-22-2013, 06:19 PM   #1
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So, maybe buying all that cheap 'honey' from Walmart wasn't the best idea after all.

fake honey detected with laser

Buy local, buy organic. Using fake honey hurts the economy and agricultural systems. Is it really worth the risk to save a few bucks? If you seek out local honey sources, who knows, your mead might even taste better!



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Old 02-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #2
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Unferth...... if you can, edit that link as it looks like there's many http's and back slashes in it.

We seem to have less of a problem with "fake" honey here but whether thats about the strict EU regs for stuff coming from outside or not I dont know it'd still be worth reading the link to keep abreast of the info....

《edit》Ok, so the link works if the second http and back slashes are removed.

Ha ha! The laser device developed at Harwell eh? Curious as I have a mate that I haven't seen for a few years but was completing his PhD in physical chemistry and worked at Harwell for his research phase....

Either way it sounds like its gonna be a handy tool to have.

After all, just because its cheap honey from Wallyworld doesn't mean that it should be "snide". Sounds similar to all of the horse meat furore that rumbling round the EU at the moment....



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http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/02/laser-intended-for-mars-used-to-detect-honey-laundering/
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Hmm...I worry for my Costco honey now. 12.99 for 5 lbs is a hell of a deal...i haven't had any problems with it though.

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Hmm...I worry for my Costco honey now. 12.99 for 5 lbs is a hell of a deal...i haven't had any problems with it though.
THey make sure to check the source from what I read in the recent past. THe last honey I saw there was from the USA and Argentina. (last week)
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I got lucky. One of my clients is a bee farmer. He brings me honey whenever he picks up his orders.

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Unferth...... if you can, edit that link as it looks like there's many http's and back slashes in it.

I think that did it.

I don't have a problem with people making fake honey and selling it for cheap... there's obviously a market for it. It should just be labelled and checked and all that jazz.

nope, fatbloke, Ya'll don't have fake honey, your honey just has horse meat in it. haha.
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You should have a problem with fake honey, its taking money away from American beekeepers, and you have no idea what its made from, your lucky if its just corn syrup. Some of the cheap foreign honey is shipped over in barrels with lead solder, some of it is laced with antibiotics, if you are going to make mead I would think you would want to make sure your have real honey??? WVMJ

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Totally agree! My beekeeper loves what he does and the local farmers love that he does it and I love to feed it to my pet yeasts. Full circle microeconomics with 10 miles.

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Totally agree! My beekeeper loves what he does and the local farmers love that he does it and I love to feed it to my pet yeasts. Full circle microeconomics with 10 miles.
Actually, you need to give your beekeeper some mead to officially close the circle.


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