In the second half of this week’s Sweet and Sour Variety Hour, we hear the first installment of Tod Maffin‘s Nanaimo Chronicles, a conversation with Conservative Party Member John Hirst, who is running in the upcoming federal election for a chance at becoming Nanaimo-Ladysmith’s Member of Parliament.
On the Sweet and Sour Variety Hour: half music, half talking this week. Music in the first half, and in the second half, an episode from Deconstructing Dinner about honey labelling in Canada. Riveting!
LA Priest – Occasion A Certain Ratio – Lucinda Dan Reeder – Clean Elvis Field Music – Let’s Write a Book Mr. Twin Sister – Meet the Frownies Bones and Beeker – Heartbroken in Love LA Priest – Oino Essential Logic – Brute Fury Jon Steinman’s Deconstructing Dinner: Honey Mariah Carey – Honey
Honey – one of the most natural foods. In the supermarket, honey is found labelled as coming from clover, buckwheat, alfalfa or maybe orange blossom. The label might just read ‘honey’ without any indication of its source of nectar. But is the nectar source even important to those of us wishing to become more conscientious eaters? As Deconstructing Dinner has discovered, there is a curiosity surrounding honey – a curiosity, which has rarely, if ever, been spoken…. until now!
It turns out, in Canada, 80% of all the honey produced in the country is from the nectar of canola – yet, nowhere on the grocery store shelves do we ever see honey labelled as “canola honey”. And so the question becomes – just where is all that canola honey ending up?