(September 27, 2013) Nanotechnology Just As Big A Threat As GMO Needing Desperate Labelling
We are now very conscious to ingredient exclusions in our foods and cosmetics. No-GMO, no-dairy, no-gluten, no-soy, no-artificial flavors or colors are just a few of the warnings we look out for on labels. However, one very important and often overlooked warning is no-nanotechnology or non-nano.
Nanoparticles that enter the circulatory system are implicated in arteriosclerosis, blood clots, arrhythmia, heart diseases, and ultimately death from heart disease.
Should these particles enter other organs, such as liver, spleen, etc., they can lead to diseases of these organs. Like GMO, the labelling of nanotechnology in food, agriculture and cosmetics is desperately needed to help increase awareness of this technology which has societal implications. Above all, it will give people the choice of accepting or refusing products made through nanotechnology.
A review analysing the potential ethical and regulatory issues associated with the applications of nanotechnology in food and agriculture suggests that while current regulations do not require labelling, such measures should be considered in order to increase wider ethical and societal implications and awareness.