Nanoparticles in Your Food?

This article is basically saying that man-made nanoparticles are changing the way our bodies work, probably one of the many things contributing to the skyrocketing of diseases.

“Nanoparticles can be used to purify water, as anticaking and gelatin-forming agents and in packaging to protect against UV light, prevent the growth of microbes or detect contamination. Titanium dioxide is added to a huge swath of products in nano form including paints, paper and plastics but also lends white pigment to most toothpastes and many processed foods, including Mentos, Trident and Dentyne gum, M&Ms, Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting, Jello Banana Cream Pudding, Vanilla Milkshake Pop Tarts and Nestlé Original Coffee Creamer. The aforementioned products were featured in a report in February 2012 in the journal Environmental Science & Technology which concluded that each of us likely consumes some amount of titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles each day, and children under 10 likely consume the greatest amounts (around 1-2 mg TiO2 per kilogram body weight per day) due to their higher intake of frosted foods, candy, gum and other sweets.”

“What’s holding back the introduction of nanofoods is the hesitation of the food industry, fearing a public backlash along the lines of what happened with genetically modified foods, and public fears in some countries about tampering with nature,” Duncan wrote.

The manufacturers are not required to label their products with these ingredients. They want to keep us in the dark about the frankenfoods they are creating. This is very frightening and needs to be brought to light so everyone can make informed decisions.

The story in it’s entirety is located here  http://grist.org/food/nanoparticles-in-your-food-youre-already-eating-them/

How do you feel about nanoparticles in your food?

 

 

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