Halloween is right around the corner, and that means it’s time for trick-or-treating fun! What it shouldn’t mean is worrying over whether or not we’re being tricked by candy producers into buying and eating potentially toxic treats.
Unfortunately, many food companies are using unlabeled, untested nano ingredients in their candies.
Nanotechnology is a powerful new tool for taking apart and reconstructing nature at the molecular level – and it has some scary repercussions when used in food products. Nano-scale materials are really small, highly reactive particles that can pass into cells and through the body’s blood-brain barrier to places in the human body that other materials can’t, and cause more damage when they do. Scientists agree that nanomaterials create novel food safety risks that require toxicity testing, yet very little testing and regulation of these new products exists, and consumers have almost no information.
That's why CFS created this simple guide to help you avoid nano tricks in your Halloween treats!