Is Honey Organic? The hard truth.
Hello my friends!!!
Today, I want to share with you two great blog articles I read some time ago. Both articles are talking about a burning issue I was wondering about and I am sure you are thinking about also. Is honey organic?
Bellow you can find the links to both articles. I am giving you the links because I don’t want to “steal” the work of someone else and knowing the effort they have to put in to writing an informative article I want to acknowledge their work.
The first is from Lucy Siegle, posted on the Guardian website. The title of the article is: “Is there any such thing as organic honey?”, and although the article is aimed at the UK market, what she is describing extends to almost every other country with heavy industry.
The second article comes from Max Goldberg, an American Blog writer and businessman posted on his page livingmaxwell.com. This article is talking about the certification of Organic Honey, produced in US by USDA, the United States Department of Agriculture. For me what is the most shocking outcome of this article is that there are dozens if not hundreds product codes, sold right now, around the world with a certification that is nothing else but a sticker.
For the few of us interested in Organic products and their certification, both articles should be a guide on what to expect and what to check when we buy Certified Organic products. Do not be fooled by sticker certifications and nice advertisements. Get informed, get involved.
Bellow you can see the link to European Commission website about Organic Farming, Organic Products and Rural Development. Spend a few minutes and read subjects like:
What is organic farming?
The EU policy about Organic Farming and Organic Certification
It’s an easy reading site with lots of information and I really believe that you will find it helpful & useful.
That’s it for now. There are 5 kilos of Red Organic peppers on the kitchen bench waiting to be cooked into pickles for the winter to come. Don’t worry; I will post the recipe and procedure soon. Until then have a nice “Organic” weekend.