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A B.C. honey producer may hold the key to helping Canada fight back against honey fraud.

In the last fiscal year, more than 23 per cent of imported honey products tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency contained additives, despite being labelled pure.

The agency found the honey had been diluted with rice and corn syrups.

Chilliwack beekeeper Peter Awram’s family has been in the business since the 1970s and he says the industry is becoming less lucrative.

So Awram is taking honey fraud into his own hands by creating a database to track honey in hopes it will help take the fake stuff off the shelves.

Source: CBC News

Date: January 24th, 2019

Link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/a-b-c-solution-to-taking-the-sting-out-of-honey-fraud-1.4990684

Discussion

1) How might a database help honey fraud?

2) Blockchain allows for a publicly available, impossible to change, ledger where you can trace from source to customer a product like honey. How would that work?

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