What will food and farming in 2030 look like? The Commission makes its predictions; the EU opens a centre to fight global malnutrition and guidance for manufacturers using nanoparticles is published. This is our round-up of news and views from the EU.
A leading food industry expert has dismissed criticisms that manufacturing and packaging companied are too secretive about nanotechnology developments as a failure to understand the necessity to safeguard commercial confidentiality.
A lack of scientific evidence means no clear verdict can yet be reached on the health risks posed by nanomaterials - but the carcinogenic potential of some nanoparticles should be “taken seriously”, cautioned German authorities.