No No to NanoFoods: FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Nanotechnology

By Alliance for Natural Health

When is organic not organic? When nanoparticles are involved. 

The FDA has just released its draft guidance for regulated industries describing what to consider when determining whether a product uses nanotechnology or nanomaterials. The comment period is open for 60 days.

Last year we reported on nanotechnology, the process of manipulating matter at the atomic and molecular level.  As we said then, it has no place in organic food. Like genetic modification, it is the antithesis of the organic concept. Canada has already amended its national organic rules to ban nanotechnology in food production as a “Prohibited Substance or Method.”

The FDA seems to be trying to avoid any offense to Big Food. The agency emphasizes that it is not providing a regulatory definition of nanotechnology—merely guidance to get more clarification on the issue of what counts as nanotechnology and what doesn’t. And of course, the guidance makes no mention of organic foods.

The FDA needs to state explicitly that nanotechnology has no place in organic food production. There is nothing complicated about that. Please contact the FDA today and make your views known!

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Ed. Note:  “Nanoparticles are readily taken up by many types of cells in vitro and are expected to cross the blood-brain barrier that [normally] excludes many substances that might harm the brain,” notes research scientist, Ellin Doyle.

A recent British study observed that anything smaller than 100 nm poses even greater health risks because it can “access all areas of the body” and can even penetrate the nucleus of cells — which holds the DNA.

Nanotech does NOT BELONG in any food, whatever the label.

See: Chemtrail Health and Eco Impacts Prompt Lawsuit, Rady Ananda

Also see:

Heavy Metals Poisoning, Brain Injury, and Clandestine Weather Modification Programs, Dr Ilya Sandra Perlingieri

How Close Are We to a Nano-based Surveillance State? Michael Edwards

5 responses to “No No to NanoFoods: FDA Releases Draft Guidance on Nanotechnology

  1. I seriously modified the ANH letter to the FDA:

    In response to your draft guidance on the use of nanotechnology, I am seriously concerned that nanotechnology is allowed in foods.

    Like genetic modification, mounting scientific evidence indicates that nanomaterials have the potential to harm DNA and damage organs.

    “Nanoparticles are readily taken up by many types of cells in vitro and are expected to cross the blood-brain barrier that [normally] excludes many substances that might harm the brain,” notes research scientist, Ellin Doyle.

    A recent British study observed that anything smaller than 100 nm poses even greater health risks because it can “access all areas of the body” and can even penetrate the nucleus of cells — which holds the DNA.

    Nanotech does NOT BELONG in any food, whatever the label.

    It is essential that the FDA issue clear guidance explicitly stating that nanotechnology has no place whatsoever in any food production.

  2. Just one more push to destroy civilization as we know it! How can you fight the FDA…they’ve been bought and paid for by the evil corporations.

    • post a comment to the FDA anyway… cuz people will analyze all those public comments and compare them to what the FDA finally decides.

      Besides, after that we still have pitchforks, tar and matches.
      😉

  3. Pingback: Tell Gov to ban Nanoparticles in food and pesticides | FoodPorn

  4. Pingback: Food For Thought: Nanoparticles in food and pesticides | Sovereign Independent

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