February 27, 2009

more on nanoginger

A few weeks ago I wrote about the ginger that didn't seem right and I called President's Choice to inquire about its origin, and if it was "milled" to nanoparticle scale. They hummed and hawed and put me off until today.
They called today to say the company (an Indian manufacturer) has a new processing regime and will not divulge the scale of the particle.
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My suspicion is that President's Choice ginger is nanoginger! If you follow the links in my previous post, you'll see it exists. I don't worry so much about the molecules involved with ginger being nanoscale, rather, I'd be concerned about the residues of chemicals associated with the ginger (herbicides). These nanomaterials behave VERY peculiarly on a nanoscale.

Just another interesting example of how the world of our food is transforming before our very eyes...and not too many people saying...
hey! leave our ginger (etc) alone!

4 comments:

Isabelle said...

People aren't saying anything because, for the most part, they are blissfully unaware. It would be an interesting story for the "Halifax Commoner."

catmint said...

thanks for this scary information. I always try to get non processed food. There have been lots of protests against GM and we need to step up our opposition to nanotechnology too. We are putting nanoparticles on our skin via sunscreens and now eating them as well.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't benign substances like ginger also be changed when nano-sized?
EJ

anne said...

Its a good question; I don't know...