Browsing the "nanotechnology" Tag

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“Nanofood” Products In Your Food? You Bet!

A new report by Friends of the Earth, Tiny Ingredients, Big Risks [PDF], documents a tenfold increase in unregulated, unlabeled “nanofood” products on the American market since 2008. Not surprisingly, The products containing unlabeled nano-ingredients are made by major companies including Group Danone, Kraft, Campbell Soup, General Mills, Hershey, Nestle, Mars, Coca-Cola, Unilever, Sara Lee […]

June 25th

Mmm, Toxic Nanoparticles!

When you bite into fresh produce, are you also biting into health-damaging silver particles? Apparently — I’m not even making this up — no one really knows. Some 1,000 foods currently on the market are nanotechnology based, and there’s no question that such contaminants can damage human health. Now new research points to methods that could help identify these toxic nanoparticles on our food, so we can know whether or not to (continue?) eating them. Great news, or disturbing wake-up call?

August 29th

Nanotech Based Pesticides

Coming your way, nanotech-based pesticides. Sounds cool. Could be both beneficial and dangerous. Must be developed and used responsibly. Learn about a bit about nanotechnology and its application to pesticides.

October 8th