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Nanotechnology Could Reduce Plant's Ability to Produce Food


Science & Tech  (tags: nanotechnology, soybean experiment, nanoparticles enter plans, unintended consequences, agricultural risk, human and environmental risk, longterm use of nanoparticles, Food and Water Watch, Project on Emerging Nanotechnology )

Judy
- 609 days ago - commondreams.org
Longterm use of nanotechnology to affect everything from stain-resistant clothing to more efficient fuel could reduce a plant's ability to produce food, according to a study of soybeans at the University of California-Santa Barbara.



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Roseann D. (178)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 3:58 pm
Well, that's one way to get rid of GMOs...The GMOs vs. Nanos.... Seriously though...both have dire consequences. Messing at the molecular level....Where's the Intelligent Design crowd on this...Seems like they'd be up in arms...They could fight the good fight for once.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 4:05 pm
You can bet big ag, like Monsanto, etc., has big investments in nanotechnology.
 

Judy C. (106)
Thursday November 22, 2012, 11:12 pm
Yes Robert, that seems very likely.

Roseann, the Intelligent Design people need to get on this right away for sure! You know, I just can't see how the nanotech people could just forge ahead with this technology without more careful testing, in a controlled environment. You would think they would have concerns about liability, if nothing else. I guess there's a lot of money to be made, so it's full speed ahead.
 

Herbert E. (10)
Friday November 23, 2012, 6:43 am
Someone should nano-ify monsanto and others of their ilk before it's too late.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 11:06 am
This technology is damage to the environment and human.Thanks Judy.
 

Glenville J O. (0)
Friday November 23, 2012, 1:48 pm
This world has everything we could possibly need without us trying to improve??? on nature.
 

John S. (297)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 4:17 am
Noted.
 

Deborah L. (70)
Friday November 30, 2012, 9:13 pm
Sounds like the stuff horror movies are made from and we are the cast. Recently read where now Monsanto and other big agri can make their GMO tomatoes taste like the real thing by adding some more toxic magical pixie dust shots. I would like to know what was wrong with the real thing, before they tried to make these new and improved, but not safe for human consumption, knock0off tomatoes ?
 
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