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Cocaine Found in Cream, Honey Jars at Dulles Airport

The creativity of those trying to sneak drugs into the U.S. was on full display Saturday when U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Dulles International Airport found cocaine inside double-walled jars of cream and honey. Read More

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Importer of illegal honey gets 18 months in prison

In a case that highlighted the practice of so-called honey laundering of adulterated and sometimes even antibiotic-tainted imported honey, the former president of a Chinese honey company was sentenced today to 18 months in federal prison. Read more

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Man talked of honeybees, then shot and killed 1, injured others, police say

A man police described as mentally unstable randomly struck up conversations about honeybees and plywood with complete strangers before opening fire, wounding two people in Illinois and Indiana and killing a 45-year-old man whose body remains inside a boarded-up home … Continue reading

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Honey laundering’ draws protests from producers

An industry group alleged Monday that Chinese businesses are bringing honey into the United States illegally, by lying about the product’s origin to bypass expensive import tariffs and fees. It’s called “honey laundering,” and officials say it’s a serious issue … Continue reading

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China Drug Watchdog Slams Propolis Claims on Blood Sugar

China’s Drug Watchdog Exposes Misleading Health Advertisements Read more

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UPDATE 2-Monsanto fined $2.5 mln on pesticide/seed misbrand

Monsanto Co (MON.N) has agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine for misbranding biotech cotton seeds in what regulators called the largest settlement of its kind for violating U.S. insecticide law.

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Ruben Josey Arrest May Be Linked to Others Around Florida

A local beekeeper is under arrest for stealing bees, honey and equipment from his competitors. Read more

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‘Honey Laundering’ Threatens Trade With US

New Zealand’s growing honey trade with the United States is in jeopardy if Australian honey products are allowed into the Kiwi market. Read more

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Beekeepers Stung by Theft of Top-Value Hives

West Virginia beekeeper Mark C. Baker had high hopes for his valuable hives as he readied them for the cross-country journey to California’s almond groves. Read more

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President of Chinese firm pleads guilty in ‘honey laundering’ case

The president of a Chinese honey company pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiring to illegally import honey into the United States, part of a case that has cast a spotlight on “honey laundering,” the importation of falsely-labeled honey. Read more

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