bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Friday, March 26, 2004

Organic honey from Uganda

A lot of nonsense is spoken about organic honey in the UK — it's impossible to guarantee that British bees have not collected nectar from plants grown with the aid of artificial fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides.

But in Uganda, because of the nature of their agriculture and landuse, things are different. They expect to gain a certificate from the EU (whose standards are very strict) in October to verify that some of their honey is organic. Imports are expected to start later this year.


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