FOEA Emerging tech Project

What is FSANZ hiding?

Our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has refused to release key documents regarding its decision to exclude nanomaterials from its current food packaging review, raising serious questions about what the agency is trying to hide. FSANZ is currently undertaking a review of the migration of chemicals from packaging into food. One of the areas they initially intended to examine was the migration of nanomaterials into...

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New study shows nano sunscreen ingredients can harm sea urchins

A new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology, found that nano zinc oxide – used in many sunscreens and some toothpastes and beauty products—makes sea urchin embryos much more vulnerable to other environmental toxins. Nano-copper oxide found in boat paint had the same effect. The research follows other recent studies that have shown that nano sunscreen ingredients can harm coral and phytoplankton – which are...

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