You are What You Eat: Wedderspoon's Commitment to Glyphosate-Free Manuka Honey
We all know the saying, "you are what you eat." What you do (and don't) put into your body is so very important. While it's great to consume lots of whole foods, fruits and vegetables, it's also key to ensure that they are as clean as possible.
When we say you want your food to be clean, we don't mean the shininess of your red apple (in fact, a little dirt won't hurt you). We mean that you want what you consume to be free of pesticides and other chemicals which can be absorbed into produce and plant-derived products. Washing your produce before eating is not enough to keep these harmful chemicals out of your body. Pesticides and other chemicals can be absorbed deep into fruits, veggies and plant-based products, and residue from pesticides can be found on anything grown nearby or in the same soil. Pesticides can be very harmful to humans when they are consumed.
What is Glyphosate?
Glyphosate is a type of broad-spectrum herbicide. It's commonly used to kill weeds that may compete with or interfere with the growth of crops. Glyphosate is an ingredient found in many different pesticides, and it is widely used in agriculture.
While glyphosate can help crops thrive while they are growing, it's dangerous to humans and even considered a probable carcinogen. Consuming glyphosate, by way of eating crops that are sprayed with it or contaminated with residue, can cause a variety of health concerns, including but not limited to, skin lesions and irritation, allergies, eye irritation and burning, vomiting and respiratory difficulty.
The bottom line is that glyphosate poses a health risk to us, and it's a good idea to reduce the risk by eliminating, or cutting back on produce and products that may contain any traces of it.
Wedderspoon Manuka Honey - Certified Glyphosate Residue Free
It is no secret that here at Wedderspoon, health is important to us. Offering products that improve health and wellbeing is at the core of our goals. Our products aim to be beneficial to your health, and in order to stand by that commitment, a few years ago, Wedderspoon products received Glyphosate Residue Free certification.
Our Manuka Honey is produced by bees feeding off Manuka bushes in New Zealand. While all of our Manuka bushes are pesticide-free, we wanted to be able to ensure you, our customers, that the Wedderspoon products you and your family enjoy are as clean and natural as can be, including being free of glyphosate residue. Pesticide creep and cross contamination is not something you need to worry about when it comes to Wedderspoon products. All of our Manuka Honey and other products meet the Standard of Certification from The Detox Project.
This certification verifies that our product "does not contain the World's most used herbicide down to government-recognized limits of detection." We are proud to be able to offer our customers this additional level of trust in our products.
When you stock up on your favorite Wedderspoon products, you can rest assured that you are bringing only the highest quality, most natural Manuka Honey into your home. Whether you are enjoying Manuka Honey by the spoonful, incorporating it into a recipe, or using one of our Manuka Honey based products, like our popular Manuka Honey Drops, you are getting the best of the best.
As always, we welcome any questions you may have. Feel free to leave a comment about anything you may want to know more about.