A new risk to human and environmental health is creeping into your food. The next threat takes genetic engineering to a new level. It is called nanotechnology, and supermarkets are already stocking shelves with products created by this untested manufacturing process. Nanotechnology involves the manipulation of structures, devices and systems that exist at the nanoscale (less than 100 nanometeres in size) The technology tries to reconstruct nature at the atomic and molecular level to transform materials and living organisms into designer products without ever considering the impact on your health.
Foods could be wrapped in "smart" packaging that can detect spoilage, and it has the ability to adjust flavor, color and nutrient content to make products more appealing and longer lasting. The four main areas of research include:
*"smart packaging" and food tracking
Would you like to eat junk food that uses nano-particles to reduce the amount of fat and sugars absorbed by the body? Or, what about nano-sensors implanted in food to track everything you purchase. Allegedly, Mars Inc. already has a patent on an invisible, edible, nano-wrapper that prevents moisture and extends shelf life.
Research is showing that nano-articles can increase oxidation in humans, which can cause the formation of free radicals leading to cell death and mutation. It is toxic to humans and the environment, and it's being marketed as the future of food.
Manipulating food at the atomic level..... untested, unlabelled, unthinkable, and you'll be eating it every day. ..........Matt