Keeping Nano Out

Alerts of the Week

A major reason why consumers shop for products that are certified organic is to avoid hazardous and unlabeled Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), toxic chemicals, and now the most recent, and likely most dangerous hi-tech poison of them all: nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is now a mega-billion dollar Frankenstein monster industry churning out a vast menu of untested and unlabeled products containing tiny nanoparticles including non-organic vitamin supplements, food packaging, processed food, cosmetics and sunscreens.

Unfortunately the USDA National Organic Program has not yet banned nanotechnology. The National Organic Standards Board feels it can’t "adequately define" nanotechnology, and ban it, even though it’s been banned under the organic standards of Canada, the UK, and the US-based Organic Crop Improvement Association.