I am not a Conspiracist! I swear it, I really check into a report before I go off half cocked and think they are out to get me. After a lot of checking over the last few months, I am sad to report that this report is true.
What the Hell does that mean, right? Microscopic pieces of metal, well, it is quite a bit different than all of the chemical compounds that contain metals, like, salt for instance. We are not talking rust. How about Titanium Dioxide?
Meanwhile, according to the Friends of the Earth report, nano-laced food products are “entering the market at a rate of three to four per week.” And there’s real evidence that the small stuff poses significantly higher health risks. For example, in 2011, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) looked at the lung cancer risk faced by workers exposed to air containing various forms of titanium dioxide dust. The agency recommended sharply lower exposure limits for titanium dioxide in its nano form—the stuff they’re putting in yogurt and soy milk—reflecting “greater concern for the potential carcinogenicity” of the nano particles, because “as particle size decreases, the surface area increases (for equal mass), and the tumor potency increases per mass unit of dose.”
Well, back in 2011, three years ago, there was concern about how differently molecular size particles would have significantly different reactions in the body. Who is looking out for us? Well, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has a process for approving food additives. Long story short, the company adding ingredients tests them and informs the FDA that they are safe. I am not kidding. If the FDA complains, they pull their notice to the FDA, do some more testing (in house) and inform the FDA again that the product is safe. If this sounds like no oversight at all, I think that is the point.
What is a consumer to do? 1. DONT EAT ANY FOOD OUT OF A BOX. 2. DONT EAT ANY FOOD WITH A HEALTH CLAIM ON THE LABEL. 3. MAKE YOUR OWN MEALS.
If you think you don’t have time to do any of these steps it is because you believe the convenience that they are selling on television commercials. It is not hard to do it yourself, few people I know are busier or work more hours than I do, but I manage to stock up on home made soft drinks, canned tomatoes, home made yogurt, well…the list is long. If you have trouble reconciling your life against the life you see on TV commercials, get Netflix. No commercials.