Capilano Honey

Capilano Honey confirms on labels their standard honey is contaminated with pesticides. Capilano’s court case hits the High Court of Australia

Capilano Honey has in effect admitted by their labelling that their standard Capilano branded honey is contaminated with pesticides. This comes on top of Capilano last year withdrawing their Allowrie brand honey after Coles stopped selling it in July 2018 and then Capilano’s Allowrie Honey being exposed in the media in September 2018 as being fake Chinese imported honey after testing.

This has come to my attention at the same time I have filed an application to have Capilano’s frivolous and vexatious SLAPP lawsuit against me, which has gone nowhere for over 2 1/2 years, removed to the High Court of Australia. The evidence is below, and it will be utilized in court which will hopefully be the High Court of Australia.

Background

What underlines this battle are the global issues of multi-billion-dollar food fraud and the poisoning of food by pesticides. One of the most popular pesticides is Roundup and its owner Monsanto has been on the receiving end of court judgments where it has been ordered to pay multi-million-dollar pay-outs to people who are dying of cancer. In one of the latest judgments against Monsanto it has been ordered to pay $US2 billion ($2.8b) to a couple who caught cancer from Roundup. That’s not a typing mistake, it’s $US2 billion which is $2.8 billion Australian. (Click here to read more) There are reports there are currently “more than 13,000 pending lawsuits nationwide by users of Roundup”. (Click here to read more)

So, the question is what does that mean for companies like Capilano Honey who are selling honey that they know has been poisoned with Roundup? This is another asbestos and/or tobacco scandal starting to erupt and Capilano and its shareholders have a lot of questions to answer and they are running SLAPP lawsuits (Strategic lawsuit against public participation) so they can avoid answering those questions.

I first wrote about Capilano Honey suing Simon Mulvany in September 2016 with an article titled “Australia’s Capilano Honey admit selling toxic and poisonous honey to consumers” which quickly went viral here and overseas and it wasn’t long before Capilano Honey started suing me as well. (Click here to read more)

High Court of Australia proceedings and NSW Supreme Court Case

I won’t say much about the court case at this point as I only filed my application in the High Court of Australia on Friday (31/5/19) to have the matter removed from the NSW Supreme Court to the High Court. I will write more about it in the next few weeks but one of the main reasons as to why it should be removed to the High Court is that the matter has been in the NSW Supreme Court for over 2 1/2 years and gone nowhere and that is not accidental. It is a standard SLAPP lawsuit designed to conceal from the public the truth about what Capilano Honey is really selling to consumers and it is deliberate and happens with the help of corrupt judges. (Click here to read the Application for Removal to the High Court of Australia and click here to read the supporting affidavit)

Evidence of pesticides in Capilano Honey

The above and below photographs of Capilano’s Organic Honeycomb Raw Honey were taken on Monday the 27th of May 2019 at Woolworths. How long Capilano has been selling that particular type of Honey I’m not sure but I only took notice of it on Monday. When I read the label on the top of the bottle I couldn’t believe it because of the admission by Capilano that honey being contaminated with pesticides is a major issue for Capilano which they have been denying in court, although only through their lawyers.

Just for the record, the “ACO Certified Organic” label comes from the company Australian Certified Organic which is a dodgy company that sells the Certified Organic label to any company that pays them. ACO doesn’t have a clue if the honey is organic or not and they were caught out when I wrote to them in 2017 and asked them questions which they refused to answer. (Click here to read more)

The above picture is the top of the bottle which says, “To be certified as organic we guarantee our honey is sourced from hives with a 5km pesticide exclusion radius.” Based on that Capilano is saying that they sell that particular honey at a premium price because it is “sourced from hives with a 5km pesticide exclusion radius” which means Capilano must sell their normal honey cheaper because they believe it is not as good.

Woolworths sell the normal Capilano Honey at $1.47 / 100G to $1.68 / 100G depending on the quantity and sell Capilano’s Organic Honeycomb Raw Honey at the premium price of $2.58 / 100G or $2.35 / 100G for the Organic Raw Honey with no Honeycomb.

So why wouldn’t Capilano’s normal honey be as good if it is sourced from hives within the 5km pesticide radius? The only inference that I can draw is because Capilano is in effect admitting their normal honey, that is sourced from hives within the 5km pesticide radius, has pesticide in it and that is why they sell it at a discount to the implied “higher quality” Organic Honeycomb Raw Honey.

If Capilano is going to say that their normal honey doesn’t have pesticides in it then they need to explain why the so-called organic honey is better and sold at a higher price? Capilano also needs to explain why they have written that the higher priced Organic honey “is sourced from hives with a 5km pesticide exclusion radius” if it makes no difference? Capilano has boxed themselves in and there is no out.

I’ll be publishing another article on Capilano Honey and the High Court of Australia application in the next week or so.

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14 replies »

  1. Congrats on a well spotted example of the Capilano Cartel painting themselves into a corner.

    However, something you said had me thinking you were wrong … “One of the most popular pesticides is Roundup …” because I’ve only ever known (and used) it as a herbicide for weed control.

    As always, when I want to check my facts I dived into Google and found some interesting and contradictory links.

    In Australia it’s described for use as a herbicide only, but the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) describes it as a pesticide as well. On their website they say it’s perfectly safe to humans, animals and insects but following the Monsanto/Bayer lawsuits you described, the EPA are busily covering their butts with some updated information.

    The new info is that it has potential risk not only for humans but for “birds, mammals, and terrestrial and aquatic plants.”

    I’ll add all the links below so you can see the sources for yourself, because I’d hate to see the Stokes Mob try to confuse your argument with conflicting terminology like that.

    The EPA website – https://www.epa.gov/ingredients-used-pesticide-products/glyphosate

    A complete EPA turn-around -https://www.epa.gov/pesticides/epa-releases-draft-risk-assessments-glyphosate

    And it kills bees too – https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/new-study-shows-roundup-kills-bees

    Looks like I’ll be pulling those weeds by hand in future.

    • It is about time we looked at the “Organic” labelling here in Australia.
      As a passionate Organic Farmer since the inception of NASAA many years ago – an original member – I have now stopped being involved in the Organic Industry. The reason is the statement mentioned above – calling honey to be “Organic” when there is only a 5km radius from the hive. That is impossible because (1) nobody can guarantee that bees do not forage further than 5 km as it is believed they can travel up to 10km; (b) most of this supposed “organic” honey is taken from National Parks, Government controlled bushland etc – this is the one that is impossible to control as how can anyone guarantee that someone hasn’t decided to dump pesticides in the bush as neither the government agencies or the certifying body checks within that perimeter and (c) is all the honey that is registered “Organic” tested as such.
      Just touching on another herbicide – Roundup is not the only dangerous herbicide that affects bees. There is actually one that is registered “Organic” here in Australia – Slasher containing Pelargonic acid. By the way it is not registered in the USA for use in organics.

  2. The Chinese could very well be using anything at all for pesticides and herbicides, and then flog their produce off to whichever foreign companies are daft and greedy enough to purchase it at a low price, and then the Chinese (in company with filthy-rich foreign faceless felons!) just wait to see if their produce is safe enough for their own populace. It’s not only handy to have ‘taste testers’ who are generally in good health (likely to be but ephemeral for many poor souls if they’ve been consuming Capilano’s honey!) but will pay for the ‘privilege’ to test your dodgy product. This Capilano fiasco is money for jam…or honey for $cam. Be sure not to spread y’self too thin as the honeypot..err..honeyplot thickens!

    • Allan …” …safe enough for their own populace.” Not a bit of it.

      The only reason there’s such a multimillion dollar scam being run on Australian baby formula, is because Chinese manufacturers killed hundreds of their own babies by using melamine and other toxic substances as “fillers” in their products. Chinese parents will pay anything to save their children.

      By the way, years ago my dog’s Vet warned me about feeding leading brand but Chinese-made dry dog food because they use the same toxic filler substances that cause dogs’ major kidney failure. It’s worth checking with your own vet if your doggy is feeling poorly for no apparent reason.

  3. ACO? A lot like the Islamic Halal Tax on every thing? Nobody knows who these extraneous self certified bodies are but they sound official

    • Some titbits about ACO.
      They are a bunch of people that formerly were working with NASAA and branched away.
      They are not a non-for-profit organisation but owned by the above people and are only into accreditation for profit.
      Their parent company is BFA – or it could be the other way round as very hard to find out.
      A couple of years ago they tried to take over all Organic Certifying in Australia inviting other certifying bodies to join with them but when I looked into it they wanted the over reaching body to be BFA and that is when I started asking questions and decided that Organic Certification in Australia is now so dodgy I advise anybody who asks not to even take any notice of any certifying body. I am not sure where it is all at but they did get quite a lot of money from the government to do a country-wide tour. Before then I was an original member of NASAA going back to their beginning.

  4. It doesn’t stop at Halal Tax. The Heart Foundation, Kidney Foundation, and so many other “Foundations” operate exactly the same way. If you pay your dues, that big red tick is yours.

  5. This is on today’s SMH website:

    Sydney councils move to ban Roundup weedkiller over cancer fears

    Australian law firms are investigating legal action on behalf of people suffering from cancers linked to exposure to weedkiller Roundup, as Sydney councils move to ban themselves from using the chemical.

    The looming class action threatens to open the floodgates to millions of dollars worth of claims against the manufacturer of the popular weedkiller.

    And: Opponents of Roundup have seized on science linking glyphosate with several diseases including non-Hodgkin lymphoma, pancreatic cancer and leukemia.

    Sydney firm LHD lawyers is now considering a class action against Bayer, and personal injury firm Maurice Blackburn is evaluating individual cases.

    Principal at Maurice Blackburn, Jonathan Walsh, said the firm had fielded hundreds of inquiries over Roundup in recent months, mainly over workplace exposures.

    “We’re actively investigating a small number,” he said, adding the first would be a “test case” under Australian law.

    Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/sydney-councils-move-to-ban-roundup-weedkiller-over-cancer-fears-20190524-p51quo.html

  6. The lazy individuals’ ‘shopping with ‘Click & Collect’ or ‘Home Delivery’ would not have a clue what they were eating if their “jar of honey’ on the list was a Capilano product.
    The supermarket employees who choose the products, as ‘witnessed’ at the honey shelf are not choosy compared to the false TV advertisements.

  7. Also today on the SMH website: These high school sweethearts died of the same disease. Their daughter says a popular weed killer is to blame

    “She sprayed Roundup excessively by hand … spraying the garden out, all the edges, around the laneways and around the shearing sheds.”

    At the age of 63, Dot Dunn was vigorously healthy, shouldering her share of the physical labour at the farm in western Victoria where she lived with her husband Bernie.

    But within 5½ months of a pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 2011, she was dead.

    Bernie Dunn, a former president of the Victorian Nationals and long serving mayor and parliamentarian, was devastated to lose his high school sweetheart.

    “Mum and Dad met when they were 14 and 16, they’d been together like absolute soulmates from when they were teenagers,” Ms Woolston said of her parents. “They just had a beautiful relationship.”

    Mr Dunn did not repartner, and took on the weed spraying his wife had carried out so conscientiously.

    In 2017, Mr Dunn was also struck down with pancreatic cancer at the age of 73, of an identical kind to his wife.

    Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/these-high-school-sweethearts-died-of-the-same-disease-their-daughter-says-a-popular-weed-killer-is-to-blame-20190531-p51t5j.html

  8. It is a real shame that people anywhere are dying due to the greed of companies that couldn’t give a zip about the health of their customers. Actually, I should have said a “criminal” shame. In this day and age, lives mean quite literally nothing. The almighty Dollar is king. Even courts give what amounts to a slap on the wrist for murder, but if you steal a quid or two, look out, years in the pie shop with a muzzle on. Personally, I am sick of the rip off merchants. By the way, I have used round-up for many, many years. If I do end up crook (being already old) I might just shoot the buggers.!

  9. First cancer lawsuit over weedkiller Roundup filed in Australia

    A Melbourne gardener has launched legal action against a global pharmaceutical giant in the first Australian case to link cancer with popular weedkiller Roundup.

    Michael Ogalirolo, 54, was diagnosed in 2011 with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, after more than 18 years of exposure to glyphosate, the active component in Roundup.

    Agribusiness Monsanto, which was purchased last year by German-based Bayer, has been accused in a Supreme Court writ of ignoring the carcinogenic impact of its top-selling herbicide.

    “The defendant knew or ought to have known that the use of Roundup products were dangerous for the plaintiff … in particular causing DNA and chromosomal damage in human cells, cancer, kidney disease, infertility and nerve damage among other devastating illnesses. Read more: https://www.smh.com.au/national/first-cancer-lawsuit-over-weedkiller-roundup-filed-in-australia-20190603-p51u1a.html

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