European Court of Justice: Environmental organizations do not have the right to have EU Commission approvals for pesticide active ingredients reviewed:
- The basis for the lawsuit was exceeded glyphosate levels in honey
- The action was dismissed for formal reasons
- Aurelia Foundation now calls for change in Union law
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Is Europe lowering the standards of Protection Goals for Risk Assessment of Pesticides to bees?
...as do Danish beekeepers! Hiding or disguising the true country of origin, effectively fooling consumers, seems to have become an international best practice.
The EU rules for sustainable use of pesticides are being revised - for four weeks we all have the opportunity to voice our opinion!
Follow this link to participate:
Traceability is a particularly important issue in the global honey market. Greenpeace Austria has tested the honey range in local supermarkets - a full 50 percent carry the vague labeling "from EU and non-EU countries". The report is calling for a more transparent denomination of origin.
You can find a summary of the results and a link to the report here:
Happy World Fair Trade Day! 🌏
Fairtrade, organic, local, food miles, balanced beekeeping - there are lots of factors to consider when trying to buy the best possible honey.
This article from the UK gives a good overview over the most important terms and regulations to keep in mind.
Among other tips they recommend to "buy from a known source (ideally organic or uncultivated land), where the honey is produced by individual bee-keepers who practice balanced bee-keeping".
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Heather honey is the new superfood! 🐝
New research from York shows that Scottish heather honey "offers 10 times more manganese than about 200 of its rival superfoods from around the world".
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Danmark Biavlerforening med i nødråb til EU om den alarmerende situation på honningmarkedet. De europæiske biavlsorganisationer og Copa Cogeca sender forslag til foranstaltninger, der kan give mere end 650.000 europæiske biavlere mulighed for at holde hovedet over vandet.