Remember when Michael J. Fox told his mom (in “Back to the Future”), “hey mom, you sure know how to hydrate a pizza!”
We may be eating nanofoods very soon.
They say “nanotechnology can boost the nutritional value of normal food ingredients.” Don’t like broccoli? No problem – we’ll manufacture it to taste like chocolate.
One scientists warns that nanofood “could interfere with the DNA, he warns, or it could provoke an immune reaction.” We’ll be eating clones and nanoparticles and forever shaping our genetic heritage, already shifted by recombinant DNA-engineered foods. Then, combining with silicon chips, we will be very different, biologically and chemically, even from our parents.
Current regulation appears to be slight and, the genie is already out of the bottle.
“Nano-foods are already on sale in the US and Australia.”
Make way for the nano-chefs.
Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen offers general corporate legal services, litigation consultation, and expertise in health law with a unique focus on alternative, complementary, and integrative medical therapies.
Michael H. Cohen is Principal in Law Offices of Michael H. Cohen and also President of the Institute for Integrative and Energy Medicine (also known as the Institute for Health, Ethics, Law, Policy & Society), a forum for exploration of legal, regulatory, ethical, and health policy issues involved in the judicious integration of complementary and alternative medical therapies (such as acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine, chiropractic, massage therapy, herbal medicine) and conventional clinical care. The most recent published book by Michael H. Cohen on health care law, regulation, ethics and policy pertaining to complementary, alternative and integrative medicine and related fields is Healing at the Borderland of Medicine and Religion. This is the fourth book in a series, following Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Legal Boundaries and Regulatory Perspectives (1998), Beyond Complementary Medicine: Legal and Ethical Perspectives on Health Care and Human Evolution (2000), and Future Medicine: Ethical Dilemmas, Regulatory Challenges, and Therapeutic Pathways to Health Care and Healing in Human Transformation (2003).
Health care and corporate lawyer Michael H. Cohen has also been admitted to the Bar of England and Wales as a Solicitor (non-practicing), adding to Bar membership in four U.S. states.