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FDA has just
released a draft guidance to industry warning that there could be safety
issues with the use of nanotechnology. We know that engineered nanoparticles are
more reactive and potentially more toxic; are often less stable; have the
potential to pass the blood-brain barrier and the placental barrier; can
migrate to different tissues and organs; and can increase the bioavailability
of other chemicals, such as toxins.
is the antithesis of organic food. There is, however, no guarantee that
nanotechnology isn’t in organic products. While the National Organic Standards
Board (NOSB) recommends that USDA prohibit nanomaterials from certified organic
foods, USDA’s National Organic Program has not yet fully implemented and enforced this
contact the USDA immediately and explain why this is so important!
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Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]