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Old 02-23-2013, 08:16 AM   #11
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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.
There's many angles to the horse meat thing i.e. the horse owning middle and upper middle class types getting all precious about their beloved horses, or the liberal types moaning about incorrect/illegal labelling etc, with a few eco nutters saying how its turned them into veggies or even normal working people saying it doesn't really matter as long as its edible and cheap with no food safety issues.

I suppose with the fake honey thing that seems to be mentioned from US sources a lot its more of a labelling thing and that if people want to buy cheap fake honey then as long as its labelled correctly it should be ok so that those who want or need genuine/pure honey can get it without concern..... plus the enforcement authorities can clamp down on such fraudulent activity with a tool like this laser more easily and quickly, to my mind that's gotta be good.
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Old 02-23-2013, 04:35 PM   #12
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There's many angles to the horse meat thing i.e. the horse owning middle and upper middle class types getting all precious about their beloved horses, or the liberal types moaning about incorrect/illegal labelling etc, with a few eco nutters saying how its turned them into veggies or even normal working people saying it doesn't really matter as long as its edible and cheap with no food safety issues.

I suppose with the fake honey thing that seems to be mentioned from US sources a lot its more of a labelling thing and that if people want to buy cheap fake honey then as long as its labelled correctly it should be ok so that those who want or need genuine/pure honey can get it without concern..... plus the enforcement authorities can clamp down on such fraudulent activity with a tool like this laser more easily and quickly, to my mind that's gotta be good.

I'm with you. I don't have a problem with fake honey, so long as its not posing as real honey.

 
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Old 03-07-2013, 12:24 PM   #13
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Organic honey is a healthier choice, some ardent consumers of organic foods also feel that honey produced by organic farmers has a more superior taste than conventionally produced honey, and hence are more ready to pay for the extra cost. I personally also consume such honey but so far could not tell any difference in terms of taste superiority.It tastes different than other Honey varieties and is fast gaining a strong foothold in the honey market. I have been warned that some honey which has been packaged and proclaimed as organic may not be truly organic so we should be very careful while purchasing this.




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Old 03-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #14
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Ive seen some sketchy cheap honey that's not honey. But it's labeled "honey flavored syrup" . The only grocery store I buy my honey from is Trader Joes. Otherwise I get it from a farm (during the summer / fall) or get it off an apiary's website.
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I posted about this stuff three years ago.

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Old 03-07-2013, 02:38 PM   #16
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Organic honey is a healthier choice, some ardent consumers of organic foods also feel that honey produced by organic farmers has a more superior taste than conventionally produced honey....
I finally got tired of standing out in front of the hives every morning shouting 'now be sure you only go to the organic farms' at the ladies as they set out for work.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:44 PM   #17
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Organic honey is a healthier choice, some ardent consumers of organic foods also feel that honey produced by organic farmers has a more superior taste than conventionally produced honey, and hence are more ready to pay for the extra cost. I personally also consume such honey but so far could not tell any difference in terms of taste superiority.It tastes different than other Honey varieties and is fast gaining a strong foothold in the honey market. I have been warned that some honey which has been packaged and proclaimed as organic may not be truly organic so we should be very careful while purchasing this.




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Most of the "organic" stuff is complete bollocks anway. There's been no scientific proof that there's any difference in nutritional value, flavour is relative and the only possible difference between organic and non-organic products is there may, if "treated" at the wrong time and harvested likewise, still be some chem residues in the "non" version of anything.

Honey is different, because unless like ajdelange says, you can convince the damn bee's only to forage from organic crops, then there's no possibility of honey being so called organic.

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:57 PM   #18
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If some honey is adulterated with corn syrup anyway, did I give bad advice to the gentleman from S.Korea who was looking to skimp on costs by cutting his honey with corn syrup?

If the crappy honey I am using for my mels is already part corn syrup....
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