Honey may be considered as a health food and a better alternative to table sugars or artificial sweeteners but a grim discovery confirmed what some scientists have long suspected: that honey is teeming with pesticides.
The contamination is so widespread that 75% of honey found worldwide was tainted with agricultural chemicals. Some of these chemicals are neonicotinoids, which are also harmful to the bee population.
A new study published in the journal Science has found that 75 percent of the world’s honey is contaminated with at least one variety of a deadly pesticide.
The study, “A worldwide survey of neonicotinoids in honey,” looked at 198 different types of honey from around the globe looking for traces of neonicotinoids – a harmful pesticide that has drastically reduced the honey bee population.
Naturalblaze.com reports: Of the 75 percent containing neonicotinoids, 30 percent contained one neonic, 45 percent contained two or more, and 10 percent had four or five.
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