GMO water? ‘Raw water’ company falsely claims purified tap water ‘doesn’t have capacity to reproduce life’

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The New York Times reported earlier this week on a new trend: “raw water.” Several companies around the country are selling it, notably Live Water on the west coast and Tourmaline Spring in Maine. This is water that’s untreated, unfiltered, unprocessed in any way—direct from nature to the consumer.

Live Water makes unfounded and erroneous claims, including that “blasting water with ozone changes its molecular structure.” This is not true; all water is the same molecular structure that you learned in high school chemistry….

They also claim that using irradiation (another type of disinfection) turns your water into a genetically-modified organism (GMO), and that “GMO seeds and GMO water don’t have the capacity to reproduce life.” Also not true; GMO seeds are used widely in farming and by any definition, certainly “reproduce life.”

Proponents of raw water make a variety of claims that are at best lacking scientific support and at worst completely contradictory to reality.

Read full, original post: ‘Raw Water’ Isn’t Better for You—But It Could Definitely Hurt You

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