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We Don't Know Enough About Nanomaterials To Be Adding Them So Freely To Our Food

Posted Aug. 12, 2014 / Posted by: Kate Colwell

Nanoparticles can be used to deliver vaccines, treat tumours, clean up oil spills, preserve food, protect skin from sun and kill bacteria. They're so useful for purifying, thickening, colouring and keeping food fresh that they're added to more products every year, with the nanofoods market projected to reach US$20.4 billion by 2020. Nanoparticles are the new scientific miracle that will make our lives better! Some people say they'll usher in the next industrial revolution.

Hold on... Haven't we heard that refrain before?

We Don't Know Enough About Nanomaterials To Be Adding Them So Freely To Our Food

-Huffington Post Canada 8/12/2014

 

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