The Story of Honey

For young and curious minds, one of nature’s enduring mysteries is how an eternally busylooking, buzzing insect – the honey bee – manages to create a food (honey) that is so sublime. And added to that is the question that always comes up: is the honey that I am eating ‘really good for my health’ and ‘pure and natural’?

We invite children, teachers and parents to a special Young Environmentalist MasterClass on the subject of honey and honey bees, with two well-known experts – Stan Thekaekara of Just Change India and Amit Khurana of Centre for Science and Environment.

STAN THEKAEKARA has over 40 years of experience as a human rights and development activist who has worked closely for and with tribals. He is the founder of Just Change, an international cooperative linking producers, investors and consumers (of products like honey) in mutually beneficial ways.

AMIT KHURANA works on public health and environmental aspects of food and food systems. As the head of CSE’s food safety and toxins programme, Amit spearheaded the Centre’s research on honey – specifically, studies on antibiotic residues and added sugar in honey.

To register, please follow these instructions:

  • Click on the register button on this page. It will take you to a zoom registration form.
  • Fill in the form and click on submit. Please make sure to fill in the details correctly. Wrong details would mean you may not receive a confirmation to attend this MasterClass.
  • You will receive an email from Young Environmentalist confirming your registration. The email will contain the link which you have to click on the given date and time to enter the meeting room.
  • This Zoom link is unique to you. Please do not share it with anyone.
  • As we have limited seats for this meeting and as seats will be filled up on a first come first served basis, on the day of the meeting, please click on the link at 10.50 AM and wait for us to let you in.
  • A live streaming link will also be available closer to the date of the event. In case the meeting is full, you can watch the streaming on that link.

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