This article is very informative and eye opening for me. It is amazing that we pay a government agency to monitor foods, they enact different legislation and then can't even begin to enforce the laws they have spearheaded. Personally, I would rather not have the legislation to begin with, it leads to a false sense of security for so many, and they come to rely on *that* agency to look out for their best interest. PEOPLE no one can look out for your best interest better than YOU. Be informed, know where your food comes from!
OK down off my soap box, here is a little snippit of the article but please follow this link and read the whole thing.
Another favorite con among Chinese brokers was to mix sugar water, malt sweeteners, corn or rice syrup, jaggery, barley malt sweetener or other additives with a bit of actual honey. In recent years, many shippers have eliminated the honey completely and just use thickened, colored, natural or chemical sweeteners labeled as honey."
Wonderful article! Please read!