Compiled by Kate Prengaman
Here’s some highlights of food science news out this week: We’ve got suspicious honey, pesticide rich fish, the McRib, hot peppers, and soy protien as cruel and unusual punishment.
Your honey might be cheating on you! An investigative report from Food Science News shows that a lot of mass market honey is not actually honey. Natural honey contains pollen from the flowers the bees visited, allowing researchers to identify where the honey was produced. They found 76 percent of the grocery store honey had been ultra-filtered to remove the pollen. This is dangerous because it means that the honey can not be traced to a producer or region. Want another bite?