Baba Ramdev, who used to sing swadeshi, has been found to mix almost 80 percent sugar syrup in the honey of his company Patanjali.
Along with Patanjali, there are 12 more such small companies whose honey has been found in adulteration. This was revealed in a recent investigation by the Center for Science and Environment (CSE).
Actually, CSE sampled 13 companies. There were many brands including Dabur, Patanjali, and Zandu. This investigation was conducted in Germany. In which honey of 11 companies failed the purity check.
However, the honey of some companies was found to be correct in the investigation, including the names of Safola, Markfed Sohna and Nature’s Nectar.
This report has been prepared on the basis of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy (NMR) investigation. Indian law does not require NMR testing for honey sold locally, but honey that comes from abroad has to go through NMR testing.
Amit Khurana, Program Director of CSE’s Food Safety and Toxin Team, said that companies mix sugar syrup in honey. These syrups are made in such a way that they are not caught in check.
Because of this, when it is tested in India, they easily pass it. At the same time, when the NMR test of Indian brand was conducted, the samples of most companies failed.
Baba Ramdev has come under target of social media users after sugar syrup was found in Patanjali’s honey.
A user named Bhupendra Singh tweeted and wrote, “And this is the act of the imposter Baba Ramdev. The dramas of this Sanghi mastermind never end. He himself is dissolving poison in honey. “
A Twitter user named Shahbaz Hyder Ali wrote, “Patanjali honey contains 80% sugar syrup and Pantjali’s slogan is Swadeshi.”