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Nanotechnology In Food Could Be Bad For Your Health

Drzal peers through a model of a carbon molecule. Photo by G.L. Kohuth.

In October 2010 the National Organic Standards Board recommended that engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) be banned from food that carries the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Organic label. Health concerns raised by researchers, environmental agencies and regular citizens prompted the recommendation.

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Hydroponics firm targets supermarkets for rooftop greenhouses

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I’ve eaten tomatoes in the Mediterranean grown without pesticides that were bigger than my fist, and that were so sweet, so juicy and ripe, you could eat them like apples. My current tomato reality includes scrounging supermarkets back in North America, looking for ones that might resemble the glorious tomatoes of Europe. Without luck, I bite into tomato after tomato, tasting nothing but plastic and wax.

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