‘The deepest pockets … win’: The battle for manuka honey

The honey industry stands to forgo up to a billion dollars in export revenue following an audacious bid by the New Zealand government to prevent Australian beekeepers from marketing their products as “manuka”.

The New Zealand government has taken an unusual step into the private sphere to support a group of domestic honey producers seeking to register the term “manuka honey” as a certification trademark in China, which would effectively lock their competitors out of the world’s biggest trade market.

  • Harriet Alexander
  • The Sydney Morning Herald

High grade manuka sells there for up to $400 per kilogram.

But the Australian government has declined to …

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