Re: Tests Show Most Store Honey Isnít Honey
It is in the interest of the "industry" for honey to be a simple commodity product.
Originally Posted by rhaldridge
It is in the interest of anyone producing or selling something that is "better than the average" to differentiate their products from the commodity lines.
I'm not interested in promoting US honey as "good" and foreign honey as "bad"....there is too much yin in the yang, and too much yang in the yin to split things in half in such a simplistic manner and have it be meaningful.
The commodity market is a classic "race to the bottom"....see who can provide something that the public will accept as "honey" at the lowest cost and highest margin. I have no interest in competing in that market at all....it is about volume and market share, not about quality product.
The US labeling system is useless to me....I go out of my way to buy "US Grade B Male Syrup", and I don't grade honey. You are free to differentiate your product however you like, and free to buy product from someone you trust to tell you the truth....but you probably won't find that at Wall Mart for $3/lb.
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