Chaos

How FSSAI cheated India’s beekeepers, and you

The food regulator in October legitimized adulterated honey, allowing it to be packaged as the real deal. What?!

The news broke, as it does these days, with a tweet. Mukesh Pathak’s feed is a patchwork of WhatsApp forwards, selfies, factoids about honey and exaltations of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party. But on 1 November, the beekeeper from Rampur, Uttar Pradesh, digressed with this announcement:

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Illustrations by Swati Addanki.

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