Saving the Honey Bee From Extinction

Margaret Olson

A teaspoon in tea, some drizzled over a biscuit, a nice glaze for a piece of fish. When you think honey, you probably don’t think about the declining bee population and the extreme loss of honey bee hives over the past decade. But according to the USDA, honey bees and their hives are at risk of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD):  “A serious problem threatening the health of honey bees and the economic stability of commercial beekeeping and pollination operations in the United States.”

Tales From the International Food Police

Eugene Durante

Warning! Your brown-bagged lunch may be illegal. “Sounds Cheesy” you might think, but the Swiss or mozzarella cheese on your sandwich may be considered contraband if the international food police are successful. The same goes for many meats, salads, teas and hundreds of other foods produced without authorization. Food inspectors around the globe are engaged in a conflict over regulations for trade. Because of varied production standards across borders, food manufacturers have struggled to develop trade agreements to satisfy the global marketplace. 

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