Australian regulators fail to regulate nanomaterials in food and agriculture

Australian regulators fail to regulate nanomaterials in food and agriculture

Nanomaterials are being used in a diverse range of products including food additives, supplements, packaging, sensors and coatings; sprays, and vitamins for livestock; pesticides and anti-microbial storage facilities…In Australia, there are virtually no restrictions on the import of nanomaterials or products containing nanomaterials and nano products can be purchased easily from overseas. Everything from dishwashers(…)

Congratulations Dr Meriel Watts!

Congratulations Dr Meriel Watts!

Dr Meriel Watts, Coordinator of PAN Aotearoa New Zealand and NTN member, was recently awarded $2,000 by the Oranga Kaupapa Trust. This charitable trust in New Zealand was established with the purpose of recognising and rewarding people whose work promotes positive social change and benefits the quality of life in New Zealand, to say thank(…)

Nanomedicine: new solutions or new problems?

Nanomedicine: new solutions or new problems?

A report released by Health Care Without Harm Europe suggests that existing regulatory frameworks are insufficient to protect human health and the environment from the use of nanotechnology in healthcare. The author of the report – Dr Rye Senjen from the National Toxics Network, Australia – said “nanomedicine is an exciting new field with the(…)

Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Book Review: Beyond the Toxic Harvest

Beyond the Toxic Harvest, A chemical poisoning survivor story- Beating the odds and making miracles. As the title of Eve Hillary’s book suggests,this  is a compelling story of personal triumph over tragedy that carries a message for us all. As a farmer, and later a suburban Mum, Eve’s experience of being accidentally poisoned with pesticides(…)

Burning waste for energy?

Burning waste for energy?

NTN has released a new report exposing the push towards unsustainable waste to energy technology across Australia. ‘Burning waste for energy: it doesn’t stack up’ examines the policy push and technology proposals driving this industry. It also assesses the ‘green power’ claims made by the incineration industry. The report finds it’s not rational to burn(…)