We at Buzz Hoot Roar have something very important to tell you: There’s no such thing as organic honey.
By Roar and Katie McKissick. AKA Beatrice the Biologist, McKissick is a blog and science comic that hopes to make science fun and interesting for the casual reader. Visit www.beatricebiologist.
On the contrary, according to you there is a 2% chance.
It’s nice to know when buying organic really gets your a better product (versus when it means you’re just spending more money.) Thanks, Roar and Beatrice!
gets YOU a better product… wish I could edit or delete my comment!
Yes! And though I see “organic” honey from South America on my local grocery store shelf. Makes me question the regulations that allow something to be labelled organic. At least if you’re buying from a lady at the farmer’s market you’re actually getting honey and not some mystery colored corn syrup product.
Erica, the only regulation that applies as to labeling is Amendment 1 of the constitution. Report of which you can find here starting at time mark 15:30 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tCmriZSxxk.
Its good to know the facts, a friend of mine insist that organic is better. .. but ive been on earth for quite some years now and I haven’t been sick from eating regular honey… thanks for the fun facts!
Then I guess my parents have organic honey. They live in the middle of nowhere on farm land that only has cattle. No spraying anywhere. (Unless you count natural fertilizer!) Wow, I think we’ll start marketing and selling the honey they get from their TWO beehives.
Two thumbs up, bee wings down…:)
Your article is so well presented, you have just shattered the hopes of all the ORGANIC???” honey producers, I love nature and love natural products, but I dont believe in the craze of the so called Oganic, in anything
thank you for your information
I always thought organic was. A tricksy thing to say about honey. Where do you stand on raw honey? Most honey is heat treated to eliminate impurities but apparently this destroys some of the beneficial components.
I get annoyed by the term organic. Does that mean my run of the mill vegetable is inorganic? So my cabbage or tomato bought in the supermarket is some kind of rock? Surely some better term can be thought up that doesn’t imply the rest of us are eating rocks?
I am so glad you put this together I have been trying to explain this to people for years!!! Thank you for a job well done