ETHICAL ISSUES CONCERNING THE EATING OF ANIMAL FOOD PRODUCTS: HONEY Animal products are a major component of the human diet. As populations grow, demand for these products increases. Concerns arise with regard to ethical treatment of animals and environmental sustainability.
Advantages • Natural sweetenerenergy • Great immunitysystem builder • Beespollinatemanyflowerspecies • Natural remedyagainsthangover, sore throat, insomnia • Keeps levels of blood sugar fairly constant compared to other types of sugar
EthicalConcerns: • Farmedbees compete with localinsect and beepopulations or nectar • Artificialselections of beeswillresult in geneticshift in beepopulations • Beekeepers use smoke to tranquilize the bees and kill the queen bees to maintain control over the hive • Bees feel threatened and sting out of fear • Farmed bees are fed with a pure sugar diet instead of honey