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Diamondback Moth Invasion?

In early June millions of these micro moths were reported filling the skies in the UK and, as is often the case, the sensationalist headlines hide a more mundane reality.  The original press release from Rothamsted Research highlighted the increased numbers being found in their traps. This was picked up by the ‘popular’ press and sensationalised. So, what are the facts?


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Recent figures by a honey manufacturer revealed between only 2,000 to 3,000 tonnes of genuine Manuka is produced annually in New Zealand, yet three times that much honey is sold as 'Manuka' around the world.


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