International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Science Research
Abbreviation: IJIASR | ISSN (Print): 2602-4810 | ISSN (Online): 2602-4535 | DOI: 10.29329/ijiasr

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International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Science Research 2018, Vol. 2(2) 69-78

Potential Solutions to Combat the Antibiotic and Pesticide Problem in Honey

Ekim Mor & Seyhun Yurdugül

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The presence of pesticides and antibiotics are regarded as a great problem in honey since honey should be one of the purest food in the world.  This is mostly due to the uncontrollable and intensive use of pesticides in agriculture and preference of antibiotics in apiculture for getting rid of bacterial infections. This review emphasizes the importance of these substances as well as the health-related problems in honey and proposing different novel food processing techniques to combat this problem without disrupting the physicochemical properties of honey.  Among these novel technologies, cold plasma, ultrasonication, and high hydrostatic pressure are either reported or recommended to fight against unwanted organisms causing quality loss in honey.  Therefore using these technologies were reported to be environmentally friendly, as since they are included in non-thermal methods, avoiding temperature abuse and they are cost-independent.  Cold plasma technology is a recommended method to get rid of not only viable bacteria but also it is found to be effective against spores.

Keywords: antibiotics, pesticides, honey, cold plasma, ultrasonication, high hydrostatic pressure.

How to Cite this Article

APA 6th edition
Mor, E. & Yurdugul, S. (2018). Potential Solutions to Combat the Antibiotic and Pesticide Problem in Honey . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Science Research, 2(2), 69-78. doi: 10.29329/ijiasr.2018.140.3

Mor, E. and Yurdugul, S. (2018). Potential Solutions to Combat the Antibiotic and Pesticide Problem in Honey . International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Science Research, 2(2), pp. 69-78.

Chicago 16th edition
Mor, Ekim and Seyhun Yurdugul (2018). "Potential Solutions to Combat the Antibiotic and Pesticide Problem in Honey ". International Journal of Innovative Approaches in Science Research 2 (2):69-78. doi:10.29329/ijiasr.2018.140.3.

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