∞ Lifehacker | Buy Local Honey to Make Sure You’re Really Getting Honey, and Support Local Beekeepers
I'm really mystified by a national (international?) media organization suggesting to all their readers to support local businesses. The dissonance is overwhelming to me.
"People in Florida: your apiarists are more worthy of your support than those elsewhere. People in New York: your apiarists are more worthy of your support than those elsewhere. People in California: your apiarists are more worthy of your support than those elsewhere. People in Michigan: your apiarists are more worthy of your support than those elsewhere. ..." I can see readers getting the warm-and-fuzzies from thoughts of supporting their local beekeepers. But don't they simultaneously see that everyone else is being advised to NOT support their local beekeepers?
Of course I find the Buy Local movement too economically ignorant to ever make much sense,* but at least when it's a local organization advocating for it there's a consistency to it.
* I can understand as a means to achieve some other end, like wanting the freshest available produce. Often that will happen to be local to you. But localism-as-an-end is beyond my understanding.
PS The other part of the headline about honey-that-isn't-really-honey just refers to some honey that has been more thoroughly filtered, removing pollen and other substances. It's not ideal, but it's not some kind of masquerading frankenhoney either.