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Manuka honey curbs bacteria, says study

Manuka honey, at even low dilutions, curbs the activity and growth of bacteria, prompting hopes of its use for urinary catheters, a British study says. 27 September 2016  Manuka honey has been shown to curb the activity and growth of bacteria at even low dilutions, according to British research. A Southampton University study says the …

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A Legend Passes Dr Peter Molan

In Recognition of  Peter Molan We acknowledge the recent passing of Dr Peter Molan. Peter Molan was an inspiration to us –  a gentle man who pioneered the science behind identifying and establishing the unique properties of Manuka Honey.  The industry has lost a man of great talent, intelligence and vision. Peter passed away peacefully at …

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What do all those different Manuka Honey labels mean????

Here is a response to a query received today from a customer based in China who was understandably confused about all the different grades of manuka honey that are available: Query:   ”Hi:    Can help me to explain – without plus Manuka honey; with Manuka honey blend, Manuka honey; Multifloral blend of different, thank you”.   …

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Rules on Manuka Honey Labeling has changed

The UMF Honey Association has been working with the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) and other parties over recent months to determine criteria for the accurate labeling of Manuka honey. The purpose of this working group is to develop agreed guidelines for the labeling of genuine Manuka Honey, in order to provide consumers with assurances of …

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Save our Bees

Right now, billions of bees are dying. Already, there are nowhere near enough honeybees in Europe to pollinate the crops, and in California — the biggest food producer in the US — beekeepers are losing 40% of their bees each year. We’re in the middle of an environmental holocaust that threatens all of us, because without …

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Helping to prevent false Manuka honey claims

The UMF Honey Association is working on a project which will help to authenticate and verify the unique qualities of manuka honey so that the spate of fraudulent manuka honeys found in the UK, China and Australia can be identified and prevented in the future. The UMF Assocation’s chief executive talks about this new initiative …

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A Win for UMF Manuka Honey in New Zealand

Media Release The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand’s (IPONZ) confirmation in a recent decision on the registrability of certain trade marks that the UMF brand rating system is a reliable measure of manuka honey’s special qualities, and that terms such as “active” and “total activity” may be inherently deceptive, is a win for those …

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