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World's First Low Radiocarbon Food May Reduce Risks of Cancer and Birth Defects, and Possibly Even Slow the Aging Process
Date:12/12/2008

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio-based company has successfully grown the first Low Radiocarb(TM) food, in this case soybeans, with significantly lower levels of harmful radioactive carbon-14 than normally found in food. Infants and children nourished with safer, low radiocarbon LifeBlocks(TM) foods will suffer tens of billions fewer genetic damage events over their lifetime. By reducing genetic damage, risks of cancer and birth defects may also be reduced. Since genetic damage may also play a major role in the aging process, this new food may even increase human longevity.

An interesting and unusual artifact from this work is that the first two soybeans analyzed, although harvested on Oct. 26 of this year, were about 7800 to 8500 years old as determined by the radiocarbon dating method.

Radiocarb Genetics, Inc. managed to grow its unique low radiocarbon soybeans in a custom greenhouse using patented and proprietary processes. The secret to their process is the use of special carbon dioxide that contains virtually no radioactive carbon-14. Although the crop was provided with this special CO2 for less than half of the growing season, the final soybeans analyzed had 63-66% less radiocarbon than normal. The company plans to optimize its processes to eliminate up to 99% of the radiocarbon in the most critical food components. They will also be growing algae to produce affordable low radiocarbon amino acid and nucleotide nutritional supplements that can be used in infant formula, baby foods, and child and maternal dietary supplements.

All ordinary food, whether from plants, livestock, or fish, even if organic, is contaminated with trace levels of radiocarbon that is naturally produced in the atmosphere from cosmic rays. This well-known fact is the basis of the radiocarbon dating method used to date ancient artifacts. Less well-appreciated is that this radiocarbon becomes incorporated into th
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