Nanotech in food: Why public health needs a safeguard, now

It’s moving fast: The promised benefits of nanotechnology in food applications are astounding, almost unbelievable. For example, applying certain nanomaterials (simply put: materials manipulated at an atomic level) to conveyer belts in food production plants could prevent pathogen growth by keeping the belts clean and lowering the chance of contamination.

TEDxManhattan - David Wallinga - Raising Pigs & Problems: Saying No to Antibiotics in Animal Feed

Physician, writer and full-time advocate, David Wallinga, M.D., represents the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) as a de facto doctor to the nation's ailing food system. Through his work, Dr. Wallinga sheds a spotlight—and a public health lens—on the less savory side of the food system, like mercury in high fructose corn syrup, or arsenic being fed to chickens and turkeys.