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The Unregulated Nanotech Industry is Spreading Through the U.S. Food System

Increasingly, the coatings that keep supermarket produce fresh-looking and the chemicals used in pesticide-intensive farming are incorporating nanotechnology. Nanomaterial residues in coated produce that could potentially fail to be washed away by consumers have been reportedly imported into the United States. What are the potential health, worker safety and environmental risks? And is there meaningful regulation in place to deal with this?