Great writing Sam, I was aware of some of the facts presented here because I'm a big honey fan, buying my sweet stuff unpaturised from the Raw Honey Shop which imports direct from Spain and Greece. Don't know how real the claimed health benefits of unpaturised honey are, but it tastes better.

Your article was written engagingly and with humour which will help the information to stick.

Now I have a challenge for you. Have you heard of bog butter. This is a Bronze Age stored food found in bogs around Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Samples of this substance have been pronounced edible after 2500 - 3000 years at the bottom of a peat bog, although given what it consists of I wouldn't fancy trying it.

Perhaps you could find time to explain how this compound of substances that definitely go 'off' quite quickly can still be edible after so long given the primitive preservation methods. Here's a link to get you started should you choose to accept the mission.

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