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Britain embroiled in bitter international legal battle over who can produce manuka honey – Telegraph.co.uk

New Zealand has applied to trademark the ‘manuka honey’ name, leading to fears the already expensive superfood could increase in price

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Britain has become embroiled in a bitter international legal battle over who is entitled to produce manuka honey, The Telegraph can reveal.
The British honey manufacturer Rowse has instructed lawyers to fight an application by the New Zealand Manuka Honey Appellation Society to trademark both the manuka honey name as well as what actually constitutes the costly superfood.
It is feared beekeepers of the southwestern Pacific Ocean island want to ensure only honey from New Zealand can carry the title.

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