Just a thinking...LOOK OUT!
[QUOTE=brooksbeefarm;349936]I was looking through the...catalog on raw organic honey...Price $11.68 per pound...gal.$90.70 I don!t heat my honey and I do strain it...wouldn!t that be considered raw organic honey? QUOTE]
Just a Thinking…LOOK OUT!
An interesting article appeared today on the Center for Consumer Freedom web sight. Organic food sales in the UK have hit the skids, and I haven’t heard of anyone dying in Britten from eating organic “maters”, peppers, cilantro, green onions, lettuce, strawberries, apple juice, and spinach like here in the states either. The reason given for “organic food” falling out of favor with the English is price resistance. Someone posted on Beesource that they saw “organic” honey from either Brazil or Argentina? The National Honey Board reports that the USA is unable to purchase much South American honey now because of the relative weakness of our Dollar compared to the Euro. Can’t say I blame Argentina for selling to their old friends back in Germany if the German money buys more.
Wait a minute! Isn’t Europe the Father Land of the “organic” food movement? Then why is’t Europe buying all this super expensive “organic” honey from South America, if it truly is organic? I Just Want To Know. With all the unethical paper work generated to get impure Chinese honey imports past US customs, how do we know this Argentine honey is not actually from Greenland, the South Pole, or Mars? Now I know why we call it customs. The people running our customs houses are a-custom to the same old routine. If the drug cartels can ship tons and tons of cocaine past customs, the DHLS, the FBI, the DEA, and the DOD etc, just how difficult can it be to get un-organic turnips or honey in? Several years ago, I saw a documentary on China. I forget the province, but it is an area of steep hilly terrain. This area is renowned for its pears. The land there is good for growing little else. Previously, under Mao’s governmental supervision, the farmers used enough pesticides that now not one solitary bee can survive little less a hive of social insects, indeed not one honey bee has been seen in the whole province for twenty years. These people now hand pollinate their entire pear crop. I would bee interested in knowing how many tons of Chinese honey has been imported into the USA from this Chinese province sans bees. What Say You? I.J.W.T.K?
IMHO the way to solve CCD is to help North American beekeepers on all levels realize a good return on their investment. My humble research suggests the problem is PCD, (Profit Collapse Disorder) or GM Foods (Government Meddling with Foods). WSY?
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