(NaturalNews) If you've wanted to know what really goes on inside the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, I've just launched a video providing a stunning visual tour. See how we digest food samples, prepare external standards and introduce samples into the Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry instrument (ICP-MS).
This tour also reveals food and nutrition secrets involving the table of elements, radioactive isotopes and heavy metals avoidance strategies.
For those who are curious about the instrumentation that makes all this possible, I provide a full tour of the inner workings of the ICP-MS technology, including a discussion of the nebulizer, spray chamber, plasma torch, octopole reaction chamber, quadrapole mass analyzer and detector.
You'll learn fascinating facts about how foods are testing for metals contamination, including details about acid digestion methodologies and the high volumes of argon gas used in the quantitative analysis process.
See the instrumentation I use for food science R&D and innovation
As you probably know, I'm the director of the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, and I not only run and maintain this instrumentation, I also use it for high-level R&D projects to develop breakthrough methodologies for food science analysis, including the Metals Retention Factor and Metals Capturing Capacity.
In the video, I also reveal a true story about a funny skeptic who floated a conspiracy theory which claims my lab work is "too difficult" for a journalist to grasp, and therefore I must be running some sort of elaborate hoax while somehow stealing all the lab data from a university somewhere. (I take that criticism as a welcome compliment.)
You can help support our lab by spreading the word and sharing the lab results you find interesting. Hundreds of foods have already been tested, and our aim is to have over 1,000 products posted this year.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
With a background in science and software technology, Adams is the original founder of the email newsletter technology company known as Arial Software. Using his technical experience combined with his love for natural health, Adams developed and deployed the content management system currently driving NaturalNews.com. He also engineered the high-level statistical algorithms that power SCIENCE.naturalnews.com, a massive research resource now featuring over 10 million scientific studies.