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 […]
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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?
We’ve talked about nanoparticles and food here before on EDB in nanoparticle pesticides. Now, these little babies may be making their way into food packaging.
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.
Female babies in China are growing breasts, due to bovine growth hormones.
Here’s a look at a few interesting headlines as the world deals with the food crisis and debates on food technology. Food Aid Also Gives a Helping Hand to GMO Agribusiness As countries around the world try to grapple with the food crisis, the Bush Administration’s The $770 million aid package causes a bit of […]