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Nanotechnology Found In Popular Food Products, Shocking Report

September 17th, 2015
by Sean Adl-Tabatabai

… Despite the Food Standards Agency (FSANZ) previously denying that nanotechnology was used in food, the environmental group Friends of the Earth tested food products from popular brands such as Mars, Nestle, Woolworths white source, and many others – and found nanoparticles in 14 of them. …

A human hair is about 100,000 nanometers wide. Nanoparticles are typically less than 100 nanometres and are used to stretch the shelf life and improve the texture of food.

… nano-titanium dioxide, … nano-silica, … have been shown to interfere with the immune system and cause cell (DNA) damage. …

The Food Standards code does not require nanoparticles to be declared on labelling. Nano-titanium dioxide (E171) can be simply described as the conventional-sized type and as “Colour (171)”. Nano-silica (E551) can be listed as the conventional version and as “Anti-caking agent (551)”. …

But Professor Thomas Faunce, from the Australian National University’s College of Law and College of Medicine, said … at the very least companies should be required to declare nanoparticles on food labelling so that shoppers can make an informed choice, like in the European Union. …

Nestle said it did not add engineered nanoparticles to any of its products.

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