KEOTA, Iowa, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Records obtained from the FDA revealed that every sample of US-sourced honey they had tested was found to be contaminated with residue levels of glyphosate, the key ingredient used in Monsanto's Round Up herbicide, and is considered by the World Health Organization to be a probable human carcinogen. The growing concern for the safety of the food people are ingesting and the detrimental impacts it is having on both our health and our environment are critical issues, and Heavenly Organics is leading the charge to lobby the FDA and EPA to ensure clean, contaminant-free honey, like Heavenly Organics honey, to be the standard for all honey going forward.
Heavenly Organics, manufacturer of 100% organic, raw, pesticide and antibiotic free honey from wild beehives independently lab tests its honey and has been scientifically proven to be clean and contaminant free of pesticides, including glyphosate, and chemical antibiotics. Heavenly Organics is pioneering public education on how these impacts are affecting our food system as well as honeybee colonies nationwide. Heavenly Organics has partnered with Care2, the world's largest community for good with more than 37 million members, to mobilize action to address and amend these critical health and environmental threats. The Care2 petition creates a call to action directly to the EPA and FDA to ban harmful pesticides and chemical antibiotics contaminating the food supply and destroying bee colonies worldwide.
The Clean Bee campaign, created by Heavenly Organics, was launched via a series of educational and satirical videos starring Benny to Bee and showcasing the negative effects these pesticides and chemical antibiotics are having on not only the bees themselves, but also the contaminated honey people are consuming every day. The second phase of the campaign is where the strategic partnership with Care2 has come into play to turn education into action through their community of concerned citizens. The petition garnered over 60,000 signatures in less than four days and continues to grow.
"We couldn't be more excited to have partnered with Care2 in raising awareness for the Clean Bee campaign," said founder and CEO of Heavenly Organics, Amit Hooda. "We know that through this partnership, people will stand with us in fighting against the use of pesticides and chemical antibiotics to prevent the negative impact they are having on human health, the environment, and bee colonies worldwide. We need to make this change before it is too late."
"When Heavenly Organics reached out to us and explained their mission, it was an easy decision for us to partner up," explains VP of Strategic Partnerships, Justin Perkins. "The honeybee epidemic has been a growing concern for our community of 37 million members, and with the recent FDA findings of the Monsanto chemicals in the honey they tested, now is the time to stand together and lobby for change."
In contrast to the honey being affected by these pesticides and chemicals, Heavenly Organics sources their raw and organic clean honey from wild beehives in the untouched forests of Central and Northern India for the absolute purest and most delicious honey on the market. In a recent analysis report on Heavenly Organics honey, there was zero trace of glyphosate in the 40,000 lbs tested. Heavenly Organics Raw Honey is 100% organic and Non-GMO Project Verified, which is unattainable in most regions today. Since these naturally occurring, wild beehives are found in such remote areas, the bees are far from the reach of pesticides and other pollutants.
Heavenly Organics 100% organic, raw, pesticide & antibiotic free and sustainably sourced honey is available in three rare and unique varietals: White, Neem and Acacia.
Heavenly Organics was founded in 2005 to help sustain the economic and cultural survival of indigenous people located in remote and conflicted areas of Northern and Central India and parts of the Himalayas. The company was built on the belief that the only way to eliminate conflict is to provide ethical job opportunities. Heavenly Organics' products not only provide healthier alternatives that taste amazing, but that are changing people's lives, transforming the supply chain and offering a unique business model that can help foster peace in conflict areas.
Link to sign the Care2 petition: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/235/298/456/
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About Heavenly Organics™
Founded in 2005, Heavenly Organics produces and distributes organic, non-GMO, fair trade and kosher certified Chocolate Honey Patties™, Raw Honey and Whole-Cane Sugar. Heavenly Organics Chocolate Honey Patties received the 2016 NEXTY award for Best New Sweet/Dessert. Flavors include Mint, Pomegranate, Almond, Peanut, Double Dark and Ginger. Heavenly Organics was created as a way to help sustain the economic and cultural survival of indigenous people located in remote and conflicted areas of Northern and Central India and parts of the Himalayas. The company was built on the belief that the only way to eliminate conflict is to provide ethical job opportunities. Heavenly Organics has created worker-owned cooperatives that have been leading the authentic fair trade movement and creating big change for over ten years.
Care2 (www.Care2.com) is a community of 37 million standing together for good. People are making world-changing impact with Care2, starting petitions and supporting each other's campaigns to help individuals, animals and the environment. A pioneer of online advocacy since 1998, Care2 is a B Corporation, or social enterprise, using the power of business as a force for good.
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