February 16, 2009

Nanofood in Europe

"European food companies already use nanotechnology in consumer products, but few volunteer the information to consumers", said Dutch food scientist Frans Kampers.
The reason: "there is greater public resistence to nanoparticles in food"

He is among the panelists gathered in Chicago for the American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting symposium "From Donuts to Drugs: Nano-Biotechnology Evolution or Revolution."

Read it here

The Swiss are also looking at nanotechnology and food regulations "because it is now known that the same material as a nanoparticle often behaves differently than when it is used on a macro-scale, this provision does not go far enough in respect of nano-scale additives". here

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