The other thing the govt did wrong was to set those markers & levels. They disqualified the highest UMF honey i.e. Northland's.Only thing our govt. did wrong was not act several years earlier, we might still be riding the wave. But of course the real blame lies with those selling manuka honey that was 90% something else.
what annoys me is the levels where not set to the science but also statically models for people faking it. ie set higher levels than was needed to make it harder for people to fake it.The other thing the govt did wrong was to set those markers & levels. They disqualified the highest UMF honey i.e. Northland's.
and eating it does what....?the market and pricing was created from Dr Molan (and others) published research and promotion of "Manuka"'s efficacy against external wounds & burns.
Well I for one have spent a lot of time talking with end users, some of whom tell of great relief and success by consuming Manuka honey.and eating it does what....?
Mostly time. Time for sellers to get their markets sorted and for the gold diggers and wannabees to exit the industry. Its simply going to take time for things to settle down. A lot of other industries have gone through the same thing, so its not anything new.What do you think needs to be done to make the beekeeping industry grow?