Living With Awareness...
Glimpse|August 2019

Antibiotics in honey, fluoride in tooth pastes, sodium in juices and greed in our lives....it's time we raise our levels of awareness and make informed choices...

Shibani Varma

Golden droplets

Every household remedy for cold calls for use of honey in various ways; ginger tea concoction, turmeric milk additive or simply a spoon of honey before going to bed. And voila! Honey cures so many things! Only that, this wonder nectar sitting pretty in your 'health basket' is actually loaded up with antibiotics, and beyond permissible quantities! As ridiculous as it may sound, this holds true for almost all the honey brands sold in the Indian market. Right from the most popular honey brand that has been building trust for 100 years now, to the brand promoting the cause of buying only 'swadeshi'. Repeated surveys and laboratory tests have proven only 1 brand in the whole of the Indian market, to be selling honey fit for consumption. It's no wonder then most countries have banned import of honey from India. Names have been withheld, but Google is still your best friend!

What to do

Buy certified, organic honey. Google up, gather knowledge; not everything is mentioned on food labels. Reason being food laws in India are not as strict as abroad. We actually have permissible limits for use of antibiotics in our honey! Read up, question, discuss and then buy.

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