Illegal Chinese Honey Shipments Threaten MI Beekeepera s Bottom Line

Feb 25, 2014 Full story: WXMI-TV Grand Rapids 10

Without them, there would be no crops or that golden honey. The bees support the $460 million dollar business of Michigan agriculture by pollinating it.

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#1 Feb 26, 2014
China should not be allowed to ship here, any agricultural product that not only competes directly with farmers here....and also is produced without any real quality control......

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Since: Jan 09

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#2 Feb 26, 2014
Just make sure when you buy honey from local honey producers, not some squeezable plastic bear at meijers . Read labels and if that is not enough visit the keeper

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#3 Feb 26, 2014
Honey is kinda special also, here in Florida, due to all the Orange and Tangerine groves and their blossoms......We have a honey bear that we refill from the larger container.....
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#4 Feb 27, 2014
Any bets that the gentleman who complained to FOX17 made that call on a smart phone made in China?

Any bets that we're all commenting on here using a phone or computer produced there as well?

It seems rather funny that we have now reached the limit to foreign trade all because of a tiny little stinging insect!
Larry

Hudsonville, MI

#5 Feb 27, 2014
Bob wrote:
Any bets that the gentleman who complained to FOX17 made that call on a smart phone made in China?
Any bets that we're all commenting on here using a phone or computer produced there as well?
It seems rather funny that we have now reached the limit to foreign trade all because of a tiny little stinging insect!
Bees bite bob, and so do you!
ohohObama

Jenison, MI

#6 Mar 2, 2014
I heard to look if it has more than one place of origin, then don't buy it.
IF it says it on the label that is.
Shameful

Montréal, Canada

#7 Mar 3, 2014
Once again Capitalist Pigs screwing over their own for profit.
We ought to take our lawmakers...and the RICH that hold them in their pockets, out to an island somewhere and let them burn their TRILLIONS $ for warmth! And as we hear them beg for food we could drop a few million ILLEGALS off for them to play nicely with.
OH WHAT A LOVELY DREAM!

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#8 Mar 3, 2014
Seem's with little oversight and regulations on quality control, we all need to be very careful with any food products from China.....Hundreds of American dogs have died from tainted dog jerkies, made in China.....their profit before safety record, is wanting.....
Bob

Big Rapids, MI

#9 Mar 4, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Seem's with little oversight and regulations on quality control, we all need to be very careful with any food products from China.....Hundreds of American dogs have died from tainted dog jerkies, made in China.....their profit before safety record, is wanting.....
Has to make you think twice whenever you hear the Chamber members in this country complain that we should abolish the EPA, FDA, etc., etc....... But my issue is somewhat bigger in my opinion.

We listen to the defense department tell us that they need untold billions to protect us from cyber attacks, and many of the talking heads tell us that China is one of our Geo-Political foes......

And yet, every cellphone, smartphone, desktop or laptop computer is now being built where?

If I was a non-chamber aligned conservative, I'd be up in arms about the risk that might create. I guess it's only the NSA that can plant a bug/virus into that brand new piece of technology you or I have bought!

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#10 Mar 4, 2014
Why would that make any difference in Washington?.....They are too busy arguing about the minimum wage and who has the biggest hard-on over the Ukraine.....Too busy ignoring Comcast being able to buy Time-Warner and becoming the only cable provider in 46 of 48, largest metropolitan areas of the U.S......Chinese honey is another diversion.....

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