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About Julian

Julian Wright is a British agricultural scientist married to a Philippine teacher, who has a house and some land planted to coconuts and other crops near Dumaguete in the Philippines.

FDA Honey Fraud investigation is still active

I have just received an email from the FDA assuring me that the FDA investigation is still active… “Dear Mr. Wright, there are actions being done sorry if your email not promptly replied by the assigned staff, rest assured your … Continue reading

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No response from FDA on Honey Fraud

Perhaps the FDA email and internet system is ‘faulty’ since no responses have been received!!?? Hopefully the FDA phone system is working, so I will try to contact officials in the FDA directly by phone next week. I will post the … Continue reading

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FDA Honey Fraud investigation ?

It appears that FDA officials have gone quiet on Honey Fraud ?! Despite repeated requests for information from the FDA, sadly no response is forthcoming. The reasons could be one or more of the following… Officials responsible for investigating Honey Fraud are ‘asleep … Continue reading

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Why bees are important !

This is the Epilogue from the novel Bees have been discovered in amber over 100 million years old, frozen in time, as if immortalized in their own honey. Bees were buzzing around the first flowers during the age of the dinosaurs, … Continue reading

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Update on Honey Fraud investigation by FDA

They are currently coordinating with other FDA units as part of the investigation on this matter.  The meeting of the Product Recall Committee was convened last February 24 and it was decided that they will be collecting more samples from the market prior … Continue reading

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Status of honey fraud investigation by FDA

Many people have emailed me directly and some have put comments up on the website on the topic of how effective the investigation by the FDA will be into Honey Fraud in the Philippines. I have just emailed the person in charge … Continue reading

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The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) & honey fraud

The FDA will now start an investigation into the fraudulent honey trade On the 14th January the FDA sent the following emails… Evidence emails from FDA 140115 Background to this intervention by the FDA Some Philippine citizens believed that there … Continue reading

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Honey Fraud in Supermarkets Evidence 2.

Attempts by CEM to silence reasonable public interest questions about the source of their ‘honey’ food products, and the company’s possible connection to other corrupt activity. As a ‘customer’ I had tried to ask CEM many times about their ‘honey’ products but CEM would not … Continue reading

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Honey Fraud in Supermarkets Evidence 1.

In the public interest the following 3 posts contains actual emails which form part of the extensive range of evidence about the CEM ‘honey’ fraud. How CEM lies to supermarkets to cover up the fraudulent CEM ‘honey’ operation. Note: This post follows … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas !

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Rafters for Putyokan wild honeybees

Click on this link to see the use of Rafters or Tingkus In some parts of Indonesia local techniques called Tingkus are used to manage  colonies so that honey harvesting is easier.  This technique is similar to ‘rafter beekeeping’ in Vietnam, and … Continue reading

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A story about honey & passion

This story may have begun when the first flower opened and a bee alighted, seeking its food of pollen and nectar.  Bees have been discovered in amber over 100 million years old, frozen in time, as if immortalized in their … Continue reading

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Social & economic responsibility of supermarkets

‘Four reasons why bees are better than footballers’ The British (UK) government minister Liz Truss  says Britain’s bees need to be treated like Premier League football players – but perhaps we should value them more than football’s best paid (1).  … Continue reading

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There is only one Philippines !

Only one Earth Only one Philippines  This sample map shows that perhaps half of the Philippines land area has already lost its primary pollinators.  The loss of essential pollinators for agriculture is happening across the Philippines and this ‘silent disaster’ can only … Continue reading

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Black & white awareness leaflet

This leaflet is intended to constructively show why bees are important and also to show how honey hunters can obtain more honey by altering their harvesting methods, and at the same time help improve crop yields. (The Putyokan and Ligwan honeybees … Continue reading

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