Thursday Jun 01, 2023

MeliBio bee-free honey to launch in Europe with Narayan Foods

Founded in 2020 by scientist Aaaron Schaller and honey industry veteran Darko Mandich, MeliBio is tackling ‘critical issues’ facing the commercial honey industry with a plant-based alternative.

The commercial honey industry is plagued by the use of pesticides and adulterants, while bee populations are declining due to extreme weather events, according to the start-up, who hopes its bee-free alternative will provide a solution these crises.

MeliBio’s first product, a plant-based honey ingredient for B2B and foodservice, was unveiled in October 2021. Now, the start-up is preparing to launch a B2B2C plant-based bee-free honey via a partnership with Narayan Foods in

Read more

FDA to redefine ‘healthy’ for food labeling, no longer include Honey Nut Cheerios, Special K Original

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Wednesday it is proposing changes to its definition of “healthy.” The new definition would disqualify many popular breakfast cereals such as Honey Nut Cheerios, Special K Original Cereal and Raisin Bran.

Boxes of Kellogg Co. Special K, Raisin Bran and Frosted Mini Wheats brand breakfast cereals are arranged.

Boxes of Kellogg Co. Special K, Raisin Bran and Frosted Mini Wheats brand breakfast cereals are arranged.
(Tiffany Hagler-Geard/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

The proposed changes, the FDA says, will help people improve their nutrition and dietary patterns and “reduce the burden of chronic disease and advance health equity.”

FDA’s original definition of “healthy”’ has not changed since it was established in 1994.

Read more

How to make frozen honey, the viral TikTok trend

When we think of honey, we think of cold-weather comforts — a drizzle on a steaming bowl of oatmeal or a spoonful in a hot cup of tea. Does honey have a place in the warm weather? According to TikTok, yes — in “frozen” form.

It’s a trend that’s going viral this summer for its chilly sweetness: Videos under the hashtag #FrozenHoney have over 220 million collective views.

Davey RZ, one of the first TikTokers to post about the treat, said he was struck with the idea to freeze honey in a bottle and eat it like a popsicle

Read more
Back to Top