Is nanotechnology a toxic food nano poison in Australia?
FOE brings out the big guns, saying that major food companies are keeping secrets from their customers worldwide.
FOE explain that “Despite having big budget nano research programs, companies like Kraft, Nestle, Unilever and Heinz refuse to say publicly whether or not their food now contain nano.”
But FOE do know that nano enhanced/affected products exist, saying that: “We do know that packaging for Cadbury chocolates, antibacterial kitchen wipes and cleaning sprays, and refrigerators sold in Australia by Samsung, Hitachi and LG Electronics now contain manufactured nanomaterials. We also know that the nanofood additives and ingredients reviewed in our report are found in foods in Europe and the USA, but we have no idea whether they are also found in Australian foods.”
FOE Australia have taken a stand and is “calling for a halt to the sale of nanofood, food packaging and agricultural chemicals until new laws are enacted to ensure their safety, nano ingredients are labelled so people can choose whether or not they want to eat nanofoods, and the public is involved in nanotechnology decision making.”
Nano technology news website AZoNano quote FEO report co-author Dr Rye Senjen saying that: “The use of nanomaterials by the food industry is very concerning. Early evidence indicates some nanomaterials used in foods and food packaging can be toxic. Please read on to page 3.
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