The worlds food supply is tainted with nanotechnology, especially in the United States where labeling isn’t regulated or even allowed in some cases. But about a year ago I did a story on this and other issues regarding nanotechnology being in our food, water and our air. Processed foods and candies are the worst culprits and the chemical in question is titanium dioxide!
Here is what the Center for Food Safety had to say about the adverse health affects of nanotech in our food supply.
Health Risks of Nanotechnology
So what does that mean for your child on Halloween? Let’s look at one of the most common engineered nanomaterials found in candy; titanium dioxide. According to Dr. Paul Westerhoff, a professor at Arizona State University whose lab has conducted a number of analyses on the presence of nanoparticles in food, titanium dioxide is a food additive used as a whitener, as an anti-caking agent, to make surfaces shinier, and to add texture to certain products. It accounts for 70% of the total production volume of pigments worldwide.
Westerhoff’s lab also recently tested 14 products and found nanomaterials in all of them, including nano-titanium dioxide in M&Ms. Among the M&Ms and other candies your child might collect, there are serious health risks from nanomaterials that U.S. regulatory agencies have not properly examined. According to studies, risks of nano-titanium dioxide include:
pathological lesions of the liver, spleen, kidneys, and brainNanotechnology in the Food Supply, Eat at Your Own Risk! — Don’t Speak News
lung tumors (studies have shown these in rats)
inflammation, cell necrosis, and dysfunction in the kidney
This all happens because nanomaterials are so much smaller and much more reactive than other types of substances. They can get to places in the human body that other materials can’t and cause more damage when they do. Despite this, nanotechnologies used in food have yet to face any real regulation.[…]