GMOs and pesticides aren’t the only things that might be lurking on your dinner plate. It is now likely that we’re unknowingly ingesting and breathing nanoparticles.
Why is this a problem?
Although nanotechnology may have its place in our ever-changing civilization, effects that may ensue when it hunkers down inside our organs is unknown - even to the manufacturers putting it in our food.
FDA Doesn’t Know (or Care) if You’re Eating Nanotechnology
Would it surprise you to learn that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - the government body charged with ensuring the safety of what is put on the market for ingestion - doesn’t really know what effects nanoparticles in our bodies might have? (It shouldn’t if you’ve been following the GMO labeling debacle.)
When asked in an email by E Magazine in what foods nanoparticles are most often found, FDA rep Sebastian Cianci responded,
We do know, however, that some of the offenders are,
...are other examples.
Human Response not Always Known
What few tests have been conducted on the effects of nanoparticle ingestion have found inconclusive or outright negative results (despite the original “good” intention of putting nanotechnology in food, which included nutrient delivery).
To the contrary, one Cornell study published in Nature (Oral Exposure to Polystyrene Nanoparticles Affects Iron Absorption) has found that chickens fed nanoparticles with their feed experienced varied iron absorption (blocked or improved, depending on dosage) and intestinal villi changes.
Even Dr. Gretchen Mahler, Ph.D., of the study says that,
Mahler adds that not all nanoparticles have the same effects on our bodies.
In other studies, nanoparticle consumption has been linked to,
It seems unlikely that the FDA will take notice until the public makes enough noise.