Just say "No-No" to nanosSubmitted by Bob-45 on Sat, 02/23/2013 - 01:35
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:38 CST
Have you had your minimum daily requirement of "nanos" today?
Nanomaterials, that is - manufactured or natural substances that are broken down in high-tech facilities to be teensie-tiny, molecule-sized particles. Don't look for them on the ingredient list of food packages, because the big corporate processors of our edibles don't want us to know that their goodies include these miniscule, mysterious "things" that, when ingested, go to places in the body that regular foodstuffs don't directly enter - such as straight into your cells.
There has been precious little research on the human health impacts of nanos - though studies have shown them having unpleasant effects on mice. Also, our food regulators have flatly (and ominously) said they don't have enough information even to evaluate the safety of nanomaterials.
So why are they popping up in processed foodstuffs? No one is talking - except a few anonymous food manufacturers who express enthusiasm for the ability for the whatever-they-are to make processed foods seem "creamier" and to "brighten" food colors.