[permaculture] Are there risks involved with the consumption of honey imported from South American and other regions of the World?

lbsaltzman at aol.com lbsaltzman at aol.com
Thu Feb 21 09:10:38 EST 2008


I have no idea, but I would use the precautionary principle and assume the worst.? Furthermore, it is best to curtail purchases of food that is travelling that far by unsustainable transportation.? It is certainly hurting the health of the planet.


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From: Lawrence F. London, Jr. <lflj at intrex.net>
To: Biodynamic Food and Farming Discussion <bdnow at envirolink.org>; permaculture <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
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Subject: [permaculture] Are there risks involved with the consumption of honey imported from South American and other regions of the World?




Are there risks involved with the consumption of honey imported from South 
American and other regions of the World?

I eat a lot of honey bought from the supermarket chains. Its cheap, accessable 
and tasty. I use it on toast and in 
coffee. The label says "product of USA and Argentina". Argentina is where most 
agriculture there is GMO with soybean, 
probably roundupready, dominating.

Because of the prevalence of conventional agriculture practices in South 
America, that is to say GMO, conventional, use 
of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, could one expect the honey 
to contain unsafe levels of any 
agricultural pesticide, herbicide or GMO pollen residues?

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