FOEA Emerging tech Project

Study raises more questions about the use of nanoparticles in food

Friends of the Earth has renewed its calls for a recall of food products containing nanomaterials following the release of a new study  which found that titanium dioxide (TiO2) in food is absorbed into the human bloodstream. The calls follow the release of independent testing results last week which found potentially harmful nanoparticles of titanium TiO2 and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products including M&Ms, Nestlé Coffee Mate...

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FSANZ has its head in the sand regarding nanoparticles in food

Following Friends of the Earth’s revelations that potential harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products our food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has issued a statement in response. This is an extraordinary mix of lies and elaborate evasions and demonstrates once again that FSANZ is putting industry profits before our safety. Here is our response to FSANZ’s claims: FSANZ...

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Independent testing finds potentially harmful nanoparticles in common food products

Independent testing commissioned by Friends of the Earth has found potentially harmful nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silica (SiO2) in a range of food products including M&Ms, Nestlé Coffee Mate Creamer, Old El Paso Taco Mix and Woolworths Homebrand White Sauce. The silica and titanium dioxide in all 14 food products tested contained a high proportion of nanoparticles that have not been tested, labelled or approved for...

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