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Utah company's honey business changes lives in Africa

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  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Oct. 7, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    3 things: 1, I'm glad this is helping people that need it, but lets make sure those people aren't being worked to death, for next to nothing, in exchange for our convenience like we've seen in China. 2. It'd be good if this is environmentally and fiscally sustainable. I'd hate to fall in love with it only to have it disappear because it dried up the resources needed for it. 3. Honey got a promotion in General Conference this weekend in one of the talks. Nice little boost there?

  • RyanWhiting OREM, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 6:38 p.m.

    There is almost no chance of being worked to death from beekeeping since it requires very little work to maintain a healthy bee hive. Also, bees do not deplete resources so that is also out. Pollination helps with plants and will benefit the area.

    This is a great, small project that will benefit the population. Good idea!

  • Ett Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 7, 2012 6:39 p.m.

    Pay no attention to the doubt caster behind the curtain... Steady income, better access to clean water. All Aseda has to do is let bees do what they do naturally, which is help plants pollinate and flourish. In return, making honey for the distributor, whose employees can process it easily, with little environmental impact, sell it for a profit, providing jobs here and a sweet food product for us to purchase and enjoy. Being able to promote it at the LDS General conference seems like good marketing. The beauty of a free market is the ability to take advantage of good opportunities. It sounds like a win-win to me.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Oct. 7, 2012 10:22 p.m.

    I am entirely in favor of helping the people there, as well as anywhere, make use of their resources and improve lives. That said, I think it would be preferable for the market to be closer to home, and also benefit the people in that locale with a good product. Utahns should eat honey produced in their own areas, and it is great that more small beekeeping companies are developing close to home. Food, like government, should be taken care of close to home and utilized close to home.

  • sms614 Warwick, RI
    Oct. 8, 2012 9:08 a.m.

    So which stores in Utah carry it? I'm willing to give it a try!