What the hell? Now I find out that nano technology is ALSO being secretly placed into the food supply!
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Nanotechnologies List
Consumer Products Inventory
An inventory of nanotechnology-based consumer products introduced on the market.
Albertsons American Single (Cheese slices)
Also other Albertsons products: Coffee Creamer, Mini MarshMallows, Cheddar Cheese Stick, Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Chocolate Syrup, Cream Cheese, Golden Sandwich Cookies, Italian Cheese Blend, Mozzarella Stick, Swiss Single, Vanilla Pudding, Whipped Cream
The Nanomaterial that all these products have in them is Titanium dioxide.
Best Foods Mayonaise, Betty Crocker Mashed Potatoes, Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Frosting, Blue Diamond Almond Beverage, Breathsavers Mints, Cadbury Milk Chocolate Bar, Carnation Breakfast, Daisy Low Fat Cottage Cheese, Dannon Greek Plain Yogurt, Dentyne Fire Spicy Cinnamon, Dentyn Ice Peppermint Gum, Dickinson's Coconut Curd, Eclipse Spearmint Gum, Fany Flake Coconut, Fiber One Cereal, General Mills Trix Cereal, Good & Plenty Candy, Hershey's Bliss Dark Chocolate, Hershey's Bliss White Chocolate, Hershey's Chocolate Syrup, Hershey's Cookies n Cream Bar, Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar, Hershey's Special Dark Bar, Hostess Frosted Donettes, Hostess Powdered Donettes, Hostess Twinkies, Jello Banana Cream Pudding, Junior Mints, Keebler Pepper Jack Crackers, Knorr Pasta Sides Pasta, Kool Aid Blue Raspberry, Kool Aid Lemonade, Kraft American Single, Kraft Easy Cheese, Kraft Jet Puffed FunMallows, Kraft Jet Puffed MarshMallows, Kraft Mayo, Kraft Miracle Whip, Kraft Parmesan Cheese, Kraft Velveeta, Lays Ranch Seasoning Mix, Lemon Lime Powerade, Lindt Milk Chocolate, Lindt White Chocolate, M&Ms Chocolate Candy, M&Ms Chocolate with Peanuts, Mentos Freshmint Gum, Mentos Mints, Mini Whoppers Eggs, Minute Rice, Mothers Oatmeal Iced Cookies, Nabisco Chips Ahoy, Nabisco Oreo, Nabisco Sugar Free Oreo, Nestle French Vanilla Coffee Mate, Nestle Original Coffee Creamer, Orange Cream Sobe, Peeps Marshmallows, Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Pina Colada Sobe, Ragu Classic Alfredo, Rice Dream Rice Drink, Richardson Pastel Mints, Shamrock Farms Fat Free Milk, Silk Original Soy Milk, Silk Vanilla Soydrink, Smuckers Orange Cream Shell, Stringsters Mozzarella, Tic Tack Mints, Trident White Peppermint Gum, Turkey Gravy, Vanilla Milkshake Pop Tarts, Vics White Cheddar Popcorn, Westsoy Soy Milk, White Cherry Powerade, Wishbone Ranch Dressing.
Food Industry Secretive over Nanotechnology
Lord Krebs said that the industry "...got their fingers burnt over the use of GM crops and so they want to keep a low profile on this issue. We believe that they should adopt exactly the opposite approach. If you want to build confidence you should be open rather than secretive."
What you need to know about nano-food
In Europe, the arrival of genetically modified (GM) foods in the 1990s triggered a public relations disaster that has effectively closed the industry down. Nanotech advocates are desperate to avoid being tarred with the same brush.
"The parallels are undeniable," says Kathy Jo Wetter, who works on nanotech issues with the ETC Group, a campaigning organisation interested in technology's impact on health and the environment. "Products have been rushed to market without proper assessment and virtually no public discussion."
Nanotech Food is Potentially Ten Times More Dangerous Than Genetically Engineered
The New York Times | October 10, 2006
By Barnaby J. Feder
"What if the candy maker Mars could come up with an additive to the coating of its M&M's and Skittles that would keep them fresher longer and inhibit melting? Or if scientists at Unilever could shrink the fat particles (and thereby the calories) in premium ice cream without sacrificing its taste and feel?
Tastes Like Nanotechnology.
These ideas are still laboratory dreams. The common thread in these research projects and in product development at many other food companies is nanotechnology, the name for a growing number of techniques for manipulating matter in dimensions as small as single molecules."
"Most of the hoopla and a lot of the promise for nanotechnology lies in other industries, including electronics, energy and medicine. But the first generation of nanotechnology-based food industry products, including synthetic food colorings, frying oil preservatives and packaging coated with antimicrobial agents, has quietly entered the market."
"Many of the same groups fighting genetic engineering in agriculture have been arguing for regulators to clamp down on nanotechnology, in general, and its use in food and cosmetics, in particular, until more safety testing has been completed. "I'm amazed at how far it's gone already," said Ronnie Cummins, director of the Organic Consumers [Association], an advocate for organic products based in Finland, Minn. "Compared to nanotechnology, I think the threat of genetic engineering is tame."
"Unilever has never disclosed the dimensions of its shrunken fat particles. Trevor Gorin, a Unilever spokesman in Britain, said in an e-mail message that reports about the project have been misleading.
Given the uncertainty about the risks of consuming new nano products, many analysts expect near-term investment to focus on novel food processing and packaging technology. That is the niche targeted by Sunny Oh, whose start-up company, OilFresh, based in Sunnyvale, Calif., is marketing a novel device to keep frying oil fresh. OilFresh grinds zeolite, a mineral, into tiny beads averaging 20 nanometers across and coats them with an undisclosed material. Packed into a shelf inside the fryer, the beads interfere with chemical processes that break down the oil or form hydrocarbon clusters, Mr. Oh says. As a result, restaurants can use oil longer and transfer heat to food at lower temperatures, although they still need traditional filters to remove food waste from the oil.
Mr. Oh said OilFresh will move beyond restaurants into food processing by the end of the month, when it delivers a 1,000-ton version of the device to a "midsized potato chip company" that he said did not want to be identified."
"Most of the information is in companies and very little is published," said Jennifer Kuzma, an associate director of the Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the University of Minnesota, who has been tracking reports of nanotechnology use in food and agriculture.
Children may have highest exposure to titanium dioxide nanoparticles, found in candy and other products
"Children may be receiving the highest exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide in candy, which they eat in amounts much larger than adults, according to a new study. A new study provides the first broadly based information on amounts of the nanomaterial – a source of concern with regard to its potential health and environmental effects – in a wide range of consumer goods."
What Are Claytronics?
"Claytronics is a system designed to implement the concept of programmable matter, that is, material which can be manipulated electronically in three dimensions in the same way that two-dimensional images can be manipulated through computer graphics. Such materials would be composed of “catoms” — claytronics atoms — which would, in analogy with actual atoms, be the smallest indivisible units of the programmable matter. Each catom would be capable of receiving electronic instructions, processing information, and communicating with and adhering to other catoms. Groups of catoms would be capable of movement, but without the individual catoms having any moving parts. The aim is for very large numbers of extremely small catoms to be used in nanoscale robotics, allowing a wide range of applications."
What are the Possible Dangers of Nanotechnology?
"Nanotechnology is an area of science and engineering that involves the study and manipulation of particles 1-100 nanometers in size."
Solution? Small Communities Get Together And Grow Your Own, And Other Communities Catch On And Grow Their Own, And On And On.