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(Slate)   Laser built for Mars can identify counterfeit honey. In other news, people counterfeit honey   ( slate.com) divider line
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2013-02-17 01:56:28 PM  
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It's sort of like how playing Words With Friends on a smartphone with more processing power than the computers that put a man on the moon.

This isn't a sentence.
2013-02-18 03:55:40 PM  
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untaken_name: Manfred J. Hattan: Nor by anyone with even the smallest connection with reality.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-is nt -honey/#.USHLi6VtijE

You might want to coat your words in some honey. It'll make 'em easier to choke down. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH BURN.

Don't get your news from plaintiff's lawyers, son. It makes you looks stupider than you already are. NPR on honey.
2013-02-17 04:46:55 PM  
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2013-02-17 04:23:49 PM  
1 vote:
Fun fact, the US consumed more honey last year than was produced on the entire planet.

If you're buying honey without knowing where it came from, you're almost definitely getting counterfeit honey.  And in addition to the rice fructose syrup, you're also getting chloramphenicol, various fluoroquinolones, a bunch of nitrofurans, some pesticides, and occasionally lead and arsenic.  Have fun.

/don't eat anything from China
2013-02-17 04:11:13 PM  
1 vote:
Counterfeit honey is a perfect example of how totally shiat our food supply chain has become.  We`re eating who-the-fark-knows-what, produced god-knows-where, and most of the time don`t even think about it.

Anything from China is automatically suspect, not because Chinese people are inherently crooked, but because it`s a god damn huge country, with lots of exporting, and a gov`t that really doesn`t give a fark if its companies sell us tainted food, as long as they don`t get caught doing it.

Personally I buy honey that`s produced within a few hours`drive of my house, because it`s pretty easy to do so here.  It doesn`t magically make the grocery store pizzas in my deep freeze into ``100 mile diet`` items, but it`s something I can do.
2013-02-17 02:03:47 PM  
1 vote:
"...grocery store has had its pollen removed. Now, there's really no good reason for someone to do that "

People buy bee pollen at ridiculous prices. That's a very good reason to remove it, especially if it doesn't change the honey. Manufacturers would be stupid not to.
2013-02-17 12:51:21 PM  
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ZAZ: Is there a legally acceptable name to apply to honey without pollen? Ultrafiltered bee vomit? You could turn that into an advantage. Our competitor's product is contaminated with particulate matter. Our product is purified.

I can almost guarantee there's someone in a little office on K Street doing that exact thing right now.
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