by Mike Adams
the Health Ranger
July 15, 2010
The emerging field of nanotechnology is
currently gaining a lot of attention across many industries.
Nanotechnology allows scientists to
manipulate individual atoms and molecules to create unique materials
and even micro-scale devices, and this is leading to a wide range of
applications in clothing, textiles, electronics and even food and
Sounds great, right?
Except for the fact that, like genetic
modification of food crops, nanotechnology tampers with Mother
Nature in a way that's largely untested for safety. And here's
something really bizarre: The pharmaceutical industry may soon begin
using nanotechnology to encode drug tablets and capsules with brand
and tracking data that you swallow as part of the pill.
To really explain how this works, let me simplify how nanotechnology
works so you'll see why this is so bizarre (and potentially
Instead of using materials and elements
as they're found in nature to build and construct things,
nanotechnologists are deconstructing the basic building blocks of
these materials and elements to make completely new ones. In other
words, nanoscientists are reconstructing the molecular building
blocks of our world without yet knowing what it will do to humans
and to the environment.
The long-term consequences of nanotechnology are still largely
unknown because not a single formidable study has ever been
conducted on this emerging science that proves it to be safe. In
fact, most of the studies that have been conducted on nanotechnology
show that it's actually detrimental to health and to the environment
(which I'll cover further, below).
But that hasn't stopped Big Pharma from potentially adopting it for
use in a new tracking and identification system that could be
integrated into the very drug pills and capsules that millions of
people swallow every day.
barcode in every dose
Now don't get me wrong.
Big Pharma isn't the only industry using
nanotechnology despite a complete lack of safety evidence.
are present in sunscreens, fabric protectors, plastic food liners,
and other products. But what's different about the nanoparticles
soon to be found in a pill near you is that they are capable of
storing data about where the drug was made, when it was made, and
where it has traveled.
It's a lot like the barcodes used on parcels to track them along
their shipping journeys, except that in the drugs, it's a molecular
barcode that people will be swallowing.
During digestion of the
pill, the nano data bits will be distributed throughout your body
and can become lodged in your body's tissues.
A company that's introducing this system for pharmaceuticals, says
it this way on its website:
"In the NanoEncryption process,
NanoCodes are incorporated directly onto tablets, capsules and
vial caps. These codes may be associated with an unlimited
amount of manufacturer-determined data, including product
information (strength and expiration date), manufacturing
information (location date, batch and lot number) and
distribution information (country, distributor, wholesaler and
So if you take these drugs, you'll be
swallowing nano "hard drives" that can store data - data that will
be distributed throughout your body and can be read by medical
technicians who could then track what drugs you took in the past.
And what's the rationale for this?
According to the company, it's to,
"defen[d] against pharmaceutical
counterfeiting and illegal diversion".
It sounds like a good idea, right?
Unfortunately, there's a whole lot more
to this technology than meets the eye.
UPDATE 1 - The company
originally mentioned in this story now denies what NaturalNews
reported. Their own website text as quoted in this story, was
apparently misleading, and they now claim they do not use nano
"material" of any kind to achieve their nano encoding. We are
temporarily removing the name of this company from this story while
we attempts to sort out the truth of the matter. In the past, we've
had many company rush to change their own website text after we ran
a story on them. All quotes published in this story were 100%
accurate at the time of publication, and we made a good faith
attempt to report this story accurately.
The dangers of
Though you'll rarely hear about it in the mainstream media, little
is known about what nanoparticles really do to people's bodies and
to the environment in the long term.
Studies continue to show that
nanoparticles tend to easily build up in the body where they can
potentially cause damage. They also behave differently than the
materials from which they are derived and constructed, posing
Researchers from the University of Rochester discovered back in 2006
that nanoparticles are easily absorbed throughout the body via
According to the report, nanoparticles travel from the
nasal cavity directly to brain tissue where they deposit themselves
and cause brain inflammation. In other words, nanoparticles very
easily cross the blood-brain barrier, which is the mechanism by
which the brain normally protects itself from foreign materials.
The same study, which is part of a five-year, $5.5 million
investigation into the safety of nanoparticles, also determined that
this artificial micro-matter makes its way to the lungs when
are different from their parent particles
Nanoparticle use is on the rise based on the flawed assumption that
if the elements and compounds from which they are derived are
considered safe, then the nanoparticles themselves must also be
safe. But research reveals that this simply isn't the case.
A study from 2004 found that low levels of fullerenes, a type of
carbon nanoparticle used in electronics and other materials, changed
the entire physiology of fish that were exposed to it.
Exposure to just 0.5 parts per million (ppm)
over the course of two days literally caused significant brain
damage in these fish.
"Given the rapid onset of brain
damage, it is important to further test and assess the risks and
benefits of this new technology (nanotechnology) before use
becomes even more widespread," emphasized Dr. Eva Oberdorster,
author of the study, back in 2004.
Again in 2007, scientists from the
University of California, San Diego, discovered that iron
nanoparticles are toxic to nerve cells and nerve function. Even
though iron is a necessary mineral that benefits the body in its
natural form, its nanoparticle is quite dangerous, it turns out.
According to Sungho Jin, senior author of the study which was
published in the journal Biomaterials, nanoparticles in general "may
not be as safe as we had once thought."
But none of the nation's regulatory bodies seem to be paying any
attention to these studies, or to the many others I didn't mention
that also highlight the toxicity of nanoparticles. Instead, they've
allowed nanoparticles to invade our society without so much as a
single piece of credible evidence showing that they're safe.
Based on all the research, we know that nanoparticles cross through
the skin, lungs, and blood-brain barrier, where they lodge
themselves in body tissues. We also know that their compositional
differences cause them to be highly reactive with other chemicals,
particularly in the body where they create damaging free radicals.
But there's more to this story... it
gets even worse.
are safe in food?
It's amazing to me that altered molecules with no scientific backing
of safety are now being deliberately allowed in the food supply. It
would seem unacceptable to allow their use in food manufacturing
equipment because of the potential for residue contamination, but
that's exactly where they are being used right now.
According to a DiscoveryNews report from 2009, nanoparticles are
everywhere in the food supply. Externally, they're used in the
packaging, containers, films, and other storage materials to kill
bacteria and increase shelf life. Internally, they're used to
enhance or alter the flavors and textures of food.
Nanoparticles are even being used in some vitamins, supplements and
other "nutraceuticals" to allegedly improve nutrient assimilation
The report actually encourages the use of nanotechnology in food,
citing all the potential benefits (but remaining silent on all the
dangers). One section even hawks nanotechnology as a "green"
But the real truth is that using nanoparticles in food is a grant
experiment with an unknown outcome.
When it comes to nanotechnology in food,
there's a lot of speculation and pseudo-science being peddled as
scientific fact, but there's truly no scientific backing to support
the safe use of man-made nanoparticles in things we consume.
Do the people
actually benefit from nanotechnology?
It's quite common for big industry to persuade the public into
accepting new technologies based on promises that they will make
their lives better and safer.
And that's exactly what's happening with
We're all being sold a bill of goods
on something that's entirely unproven.
And getting back to the issue of
embedding nanoparticles in drugs, the whole argument for why this is
necessary stems from the notion that there's a lot of drug fraud
occurring, and that it could be stopped if only drugs contained
proprietary nanocode data that could be read from your body tissues.
Most NaturalNews readers already know this, but when a
pharmaceutical company creates a new drug, it patents it so that no
other company can sell it until the patent expires.
FDA approval for the drug, the company then sells it for thousands
of times more than what it costs to produce it. This is the
FDA-enforced monopoly known as the modern pharmaceutical industry.
How does this tie into nano protection for drugs?
Since drugs are
exclusively owned and protected by 20-year patents here in the U.S.,
which allows drug companies to charge whatever they want for them
with no competition, Big Pharma stands to benefit tremendously from
a technology that ensures no one else can "counterfeit" its patented
Because right now, all those counterfeit imitations (which are
actually the same chemicals without the brand name) are sold for far
less than the brand name drugs, and some people are buying them
because they can't afford the real thing. By integrating
nanotechnology into each and every drug pill, it will be easier for
Big Pharma to verify and control the drugs people are taking.
Nano-protected pills can be scanned by a detection device that will
verify their authenticity and trace them back to the factories where
they were manufactured, the warehouses where they were distributed,
the pharmacies where they were stocked and sold, and so on.
here's the part where this all turns
The same scanning
technology can theoretically be used to scan your body tissues and
determine which drugs you've been taking, who sold them, where you
bought them, where they were made and possibly even how long you've
been taking them.
By swallowing these nano-protected pills, you are essentially
turning your body into a walking Big Pharma hard drive that's
storing all kinds of data on your particular drug habits.
This data could be read by law
enforcement or even used against you in a court of law. It's sort of
like swallowing RFID technology that tracks your medication use.
approved meds, or else
A few years ago, a friend of mine showed me a clever device that
uses a laser to detect antioxidant levels in the body.
It basically takes a reading based on
the molecular signature of antioxidants in your skin. It uses a blue
laser to produce a number revealing your antioxidant level. (Mine
was very high, something like 90,000 on this machine.)
Theoretically, a similar detection device could be used to scan
patients for nano-particles to see whether or not they've taken
their meds for the day, for the week, or even for the year. You
could be scanned by a laser that you don't even see, and the
government or anyone else could "read" your entire history of
This information could be used against
you in many ways:
To deny you employment
To deny you health insurance
To serve as evidence against you
in a court of law
To take away your children by
labeling you mentally unstable
To force you to take vaccines
that you've been avoiding,
... and so on.
This is a "drug enforcement" technology
that makes all your private medication habits easily and instantly
available to Big Brother and health industry drug enforcers who want
you to "take all your meds."
As such, this technology could further destroy health freedom. The
federal government would no doubt attempt to use this technology to
control your medication and vaccination intake while enforcing your
compliance with random scanning of your hand or other tissues.
Imagine this scenario. Your government-approved doctor says you have
a mental disorder because you prefer healthy foods (See my recent
article on "orthorexia" if you don't know what I'm talking about),
and he prescribes you a brand name drug to treat it.
You decide that eating healthy is normal
and you refuse to take the drug. The next time you go in for a
checkup, your doctor scans you to check your nanoparticle count and
discovers that you haven't been taking your meds. Since he ordered
you to take them and you didn't, he assesses you a fine and tells
you begin taking them or else face potential arrest and prison time.
This scenario is entirely fictitious at the moment, but with the way
things are going with Big Brother and Big Pharma, it's a very real
possibility in the near future. Nano technologies can be used in
precisely this way to enforce compliance with things like drug
prescriptions and treatment mandates.
Big Brother will have access
to your medical records because they'll have been implanted into
your body tissues through nanotechnology, sort of like radio-frequency identification (RFID) for pharmaceuticals.
It's a way for the drug industry to turn a human body into a
compliant profit machine. And it's being marketed right now.
that need to be answered about nanotechnology
It's not my intention to sound alarmist about nanotechnology, but
rather to ask some obvious questions that have yet to be answered.
Why has nanotechnology
essentially been approved for practically any and every use
with absolutely no credible backing showing that it's safe?
Why have most of the studies
showing its dangers been ignored by most mainstream
Why are nano particles about to
start showing up in our pharmaceuticals?
In theory, nanotechnology may sound like
a great thing, but as I've mentioned in previous articles I've
written on the subject, we should be wary of its seductive promises.
Not only are nanoparticles potentially dangerous, but many of its
uses are completely unnecessary.
Back in 2004, I wrote a piece about the top ten technologies that
were around at the time, and nanotechnology wasn't one of them. My
reasoning for this was that
nanotechnology, particularly in the
field of medicine where it was being promoted the most, was entirely
unnecessary because our bodies contain their own built-in "nanoparticles",
so to speak, that cause the body to heal itself naturally.
nanotechnology in the world already exists inside you - it's called
your immune system.
But science has decided instead to try to engineer its own imitation
of the immune system by constructing artificial nanoparticle
"robots" to do the job instead. It's an example of Man's arrogance
over nature. Instead of supporting the human body's innate immune
system technology, arrogant scientists want to overthrow it with
their own micro-mechanical robots that attempt to serve the same
And now, with the nano technology mentioned here,
Big Pharma could
be embedding your body's tissues with nanoparticle data that turns
you into a compliant, monopoly-priced drug consumer whose medication
habits can now be scanned right off your skin.
That's what Big Pharma wants, of course:
Total control over your body.
Combined with targeted lobbying of
corrupt Washington lawmakers and bureaucrats, Big Pharma could
achieve a "mandatory medication requirement" across the entire
country, where every citizen is required to dose themselves with
Your compliance will be
verified with a nanotech scan that reads the nanodata right off your
skin, and if you're found to be non-compliant, you could be arrested
and forcibly medicated on the spot.
Don't think this is possible? Much of this has already come true with
forced vaccinations of children.
See the article I wrote in 2007,
Children herded like cattle into Maryland courthouse for forced
vaccinations as armed police and attack dogs stand guard.
The conspiracy between Big Government and Big Pharma will always try
to find a way to make you take more meds (whether you need them or
not). This nano-protection technology could play right into their
hands, providing an enforcement and tracking technology that would
turn your body into a walking Big Pharma storage device.
It's just one more reason to avoid taking pharmaceuticals in the
first place (as if there weren't enough already!).