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Honey for health

Honey: a green footprint

Jerry Brown

Natural foods benefit their environment

Most naturally occurring foods provide some benefit to their environment, either as a food source to local insects and animals, by providing companion benefits to other plants and/or providing nutrients back to the soil during its decomposition.

Commercial agriculture has significant environmental costs

Most commercially produced foods require significant nutrients, processing and energy to make it from the farm to your table. Most commercially produced carbohydrates require significant watering, soil supplements, and human or machine labor to plant, grow, harvest and process them for consumption.

Beekeeping supports healthy eco-systems & creates bio-diversity

Honey as a commercial food has one of the lowest environment footprints of all. In its simplest form. nectar sourcing and honey production requires no machines and no human intervention. The natural action of the bees’ cross-pollination promote healthy eco-systems and increased biodiversity around the hives.

Honey’s environmental footprint is light

During commercial beekeeping, the energy and resources needed to bring the honey to market are generally confined to simple mechanical honey extracting machines and fuel costs for visiting hives and transporting the honey to stores near you.

Few food sources can claim improved eco-system health and biodiversity, along with such naturally low resource costs. Honey is by its nature one of the world’s greenest superfoods.