Glyphosate in honey: poison from the comb

honey is considered to be the epitome of a healthy natural product. That glyphosate can be detected, it shows: This is only an Illusion. conclusion with the r

Glyphosate in honey: poison from the comb

honey is considered to be the epitome of a healthy natural product. That glyphosate can be detected, it shows: This is only an Illusion.

conclusion with the romantic image: sticky, glyphosate-contaminated mass in front of the Ministry of photo: Fabian summer/dpa

honey is considered to be the epitome of a healthy natural product. Anyone who has a cold, stir a spoonful into the tea. The sweet, gold-coloured mass will be celebrated as an anti-inflammatory remedy. And it is wonderful how the for thousands of years domesticated industrious bees provide us except with honey with Pollen, Propolis, or scented wax.

The sticky protest action on Wednesday at the Federal Ministry of agriculture, however, a necessary break with an overly romantic picture was. About four tonnes of glyphosate contaminated honey beekeepers*in there and filled it to the Ministry representative, Stefan Schulz in front of the feet. Their anger is understandable.

The bees do not interfere with the herbicide directly. But the probably cancer-causing weed-killers glyphosate can be used for honey consumers to the Problem. The damage to the beekeepers*have you been campaigning for years for a fundamental prohibition of poison application in the case of flowering plants, are left but politically and economically alone.

From the German and European ministries and parliaments, it is said that beekeepers*to avoid sprayed surfaces. But even an idealistic Bioimkerin can't control whether or not the animals poison sprayed flowers, fly bees have a flight radius of several kilometers. Not without reason the city is honey as a safe; there are no pesticides to be sprayed.

in addition, there is no binding regulation of the control of honey. No one can know how much to take of glyphosate to honey consumers, especially since the largest amount of the country's consumed honey is imported from other countries is. Therefore, should honey be investigated systematically on toxic residues or, even better, glyphosate quickly be banned.

The action points to something else Important: "Unspoiled, pristine wilderness" today is more than ever an Illusion. The poison in the honey is, and how pleasure and health in our relation to nature itself hanging in the Smallest with the alienation and destruction together.

Updated Date: 15 January 2020, 18:00

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