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Nanoparticles in Dunkin’ Donuts? Do the math!

In All, Food Products by Andrew Maynard

Nanoparticles in food products Over the past couple of years a number of articles have been posted claiming that we’re eating more food products containing nanoparticles than we know (remember this piece from a couple of weeks ago?).  One of the latest appeared on The Guardian website yesterday with the headline “Activists take aim at nanomaterials in Dunkin’ Donuts” (thanks to @HilarySutcliffe for the …

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Lost in Nano-Translation: Titanium Dioxide in Food Products

In All, Food Products, General by Andrew Maynard

Recently the American publication Mother Jones published an article on the dangers of food laced with tiny metal oxide particles. The article, however, is laced with errors and misinformation. The source material for the article came from a report by the environmental organisation Friends of the Earth, an online database of nanotechnology-based consumer products and a peer-reviewed paper published in …

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BPA and health risks – what does the latest science show?

In All, Consumer products, Food Products by Andrew Maynard

Should you be worried about being exposed to bisphenol A (BPA)? The European Food and Safety Agency (EFSA) has just released its latest (draft) scientific opinion on the risks to public health related to the presence of BPA in foodstuffs. As it’s over 500 pages long, Risk Bites has summarize the highlights in a rather shorter video! Update: The final EFSA …