It seems like the mad scientists just can’t leave the food supply to nature. Food is one thing that we all need and they know that, which attracts a lot of tampering with dollar signs at the end of their chemical formulas. If they’re not trying to figure out how to splice mouse genes into your lunch entree, they’re adding scientifically engineered, and totally untested, nanoparticles into food to make it look better and last longer.
Health isn’t a consideration where most additives are concerned. The entire chemical, biotech industry sounds all too much like Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde only with a different name: Monsanto and GMO. The objectives of GMO and this new attack on safe food are the same as the other chemical additives; longer shelf life, appearance, bottom line and the establishment of a normalcy balance. Read my article on normalcy bias here.
Nanoparticles, AKA nanomaterials or nanoingredients, don’t even have to be listed in the ingredients. You may be eating some of these health robbing additives as you read this. Food processors have no idea what the ramifications are for human health where nanoparticles are concerned. They rely on that information from the industries who invent and produce them. It’s a fox guarding the hen house scenario.
A two year study on animals at UCLA found the most common nanoparticle, titanium dioxide, caused severe chromosome and DNA damage. This type of damage can lead to cancer, brain and heart disease, and possibly damage to the DNA that we can be passed on to the next generation. Nano-particles have been found in fruit and vegetable coatings, salad dressing, ice cream, many other processed foods and are on the increase.
Since there’s no requirement to list nanoparticles on nutritional labels, there’s no way to know if your food contains these health threatening substances and no way to avoid them.
A recent AOL News report said we can’t rely on the FDA to help us out either. Even though their own experts say nanoparticles are being added to the food supply as ingredients and coatings, the FDA won’t even admit they’re in your food. The AOL News report stated that 20 of the world’s top food makers have nano-labs or contracts with universities to develop nano-ingredients for them.
You can plant your own garden and sprout your own seeds but beware there too. Heirloom seeds are the only ones that will come true if you save them for replanting next season. Hybrids can revert back to whatever was their parent stock, terminator seeds won’t sprout at all. The USDA gave Monsanto the green light to market and plant their genetically engineered alfalfa even though they have no idea what the health hazards are for humans and animals where that’s concerned. Certified organic alfalfa seed is your only source for non-franken sprouts.
Unless you can get organic or heirloom, you may find that increased allergies, decreased immune function, hypersensitivity, DNA and chromosome damage are what you get and not what you expected. When Robin Williams used to say “Nona, nano” on the long gone Mork and Mindy TV show, we thought it was funny, not any more. The mad scientists are at work everywhere.
Sunscreens, touted as “safety products” contain nona-tized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. One study published in Chemical Research in Toxicology found zinc oxide in its nano form, which is the form found in sunscreens, killed human gut cells in a lab setting. “Natural” sunscreens are loaded with all kinds of harmful ingredients too.
Your body makes Vitamin D from natural sunlight. If you feel you’ve had enough sun, buy an umbrella or go sit in the shade, its a lot healthier. One way to determine whether you’ve had enough sun is do the touch test. I wrote an entire article on the subject a few years ago but here’s the short of it.
Press down firmly on your skin that’s in the sun. If your white finger print lasts more than a second, two at the most, you need to get out of the sun. The longer the white spot stays, the more burned and miserable you’re going to be.
Money seems to be the determining factor in some people’s lives, no matter the consequences others may suffer. Mad scientists behind these chemical schemes can make a lot of money and, strangely enough, are considered industry pioneers by others.
Some people must feel more than a little depressed. They scrimped, saved and made sacrifices to send their kid to college only to discover the kid became a chemist, went to work for a biotech company and the parents lived unhealthily ever after.