Monday, 14 January 2008

Frankenfood meets nanotechnology this year in a big way

This terrifying knell came straight out of my google alert for frankenfood this morning (emphasis made by moi) - it should make you run towards the closest organic food market near you (or grow your own!):
"A breed of Frankenfood is being introduced into human diet and cosmetics with potentially disastrous consequences, experts said last night.

Academics, consumer groups and Government officials are warning that the arrival of nanotechnology threatens dangerous changes to the body and the environment.

The particles it uses are so small - 80,000 times thinner than a human hair - that they can pass through membranes protecting the brain or babies in the womb.

Nano health supplements, such as antioxidants, are already on the market while the first of hundreds of new foods are expected to arrive in the next 12 months." (published 10:26am on 2nd January 2008)

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