World’s First Low Radiocarbon Food May Reduce Risks of Cancer and Birth Defects, and Possibly Even Slow the Aging Process

December 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

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 the bodies
of growing children where it causes genetic damage. Radiocarbon is permanently
taken up into DNA of brain cells during pregnancy, infancy, and early
childhood and remains there for life. However, low radiocarbon infant and
child nutrition can prevent radiocarbon uptake into brain cells, offering
lifetime BrainGuard(TM) protection from genetic damage.

A scientific paper published by Dr. Chris Williams, President of Radiocarb
Genetics, in the international journal Environmental Chemistry Letters further
explains the interaction between radiocarbon, food, cancer and aging. A
surprising side benefit of growing low radiocarbon food is that it can help
recycle greenhouse gas emissions and could play a role in fighting global
warming. The complete article is available online at
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10311-007-0100-7, or at the company’s web site

Radiocarb Genetics is seeking business partners and investors to help
bring low radiocarbon nutrition to health conscious consumers in the near

    Chris Williams, Ph.D.

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SOURCE Radiocarb Genetics

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