The UK Soil Association has become the first in the world to prohibit nanomaterials - particles less than 100 nanometers in dimension - from all foods, textiles, and cosmetics it certifies.
The Associations' claims are based upon several criteria:
1) products containing nanomaterials are not required to have labeling to warn consumers
2) of the scant research that is available to demonstrate the safety of nanotechnology, some has been negative
3) no regulation of these materials is on the horizon
The UK Soil Association is one of the largest and most prestigious certification organizations for labeling organic, safe, and sustainable food.
Steve - I applaud their stand on this issue. However, I fear that this technology is going down the same road as genetically-modified food.