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Do You Know Your Honey?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. dennisj00

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    I'm not sure that organic food can be classified as a scam. I think we have sufficient evidence of harmful chemicals, herbicides, pesticides, (remember DDT), that we might not know the true consequence for many years.

    Roundup is a current herbicide that everyone probably uses in some fashion. It is being used directly with seed corn that is genetically modified to resist roundup. So the corn grows, the weeds don't.

    How many years will it take to identify a problem? And how big will the problem be?

    At least with organic methods, we know they've been used for hundreds - if not thousands of years.
     
  2. armophob

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    The business of selling food under the label of organic is a scam.

    If you can buy real organic food from a real farmer you know, then of course you are better off.
     
  3. armophob

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    I think it is bee puke not poop. I might be wrong though.
     
  4. dennisj00

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    See #19 above.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    There may be scammers in the organic food business - just like any business. But I have a friend that gets her farm certified and it's not a scam. It's actually a very difficult and expensive process.

    Local farmers can be certified or they can be also a scam, just like the food labeled in the grocery store as 'organic'.
     
  6. Lord Vader

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    Bee vomit!

    There. Problem solved.
     
  7. dennisj00

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    I think 'regurgitated nectar' keeps it out of the realm of the 12 year olds.
     
  8. Stewart Vernon

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    You are, unfortunately. giving other people WAY too much credit to keep things out of the gutter :)
     
  9. spartanstew

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    I buy local honey whenever I'm in Arkansas, but often run out and have to get some from the grocery store to tide me over. The natural honey in the mason jar does taste better, but it's so much easier to squeeze the little plastic bear to dispense the store bought stuff.
     
  10. phrelin

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    My wife saved the little plastic bear and refills it with the good stuff. I know, I know, the plastic is full of some carcinogen, but without protective gear I used to spray around the house insecticides that are banned today.

    And heck, I've already lived well beyond my time.;)
     
  11. dennisj00

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    Or get one of the honey jars with the wooden 'dribblers'. I also refill the plastic bears.
     
  12. P Smith

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  14. P Smith

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    Me too, but not anymore :(.
     
  15. Lord Vader

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    So does anyone have a recommendation as to what some of the best honeys are?
     
  16. P Smith

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    Best would be : raw with honeycomb plus organic sign, from Brazil perhaps at Trader Joe's store.
     
  17. dennisj00

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    Some of the best in the SouthEast - mountain areas - is Sourwood - light and golden.

    Tupelo from the coastal areas is also good.

    And I understand, Lavendar honey from France is excellent.

    I've gotten some spring honey - typically a concentration of Tulip Poplar (tree) and blackberry blooms (or nectar from. . .) and it was dark, looked like motor oil.

    But I've never had any bad honey.
     
  18. Drucifer

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    Go to your farmer market. One of them will have local honey.
     
  19. Lord Vader

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    For the hell of it, I did a search on pollen honey on Amazon. LOTS of stuff popped up. Wow.
     
  20. armophob

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    the best honey for you is the closest local one you can find.
     

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