Nanotechnology

Work is still needed on nanoparticle properties such as surface charge and shape

Progress made on nanoparticle detection

By Rod Addy

UK researchers have developed a way to detect and characterise inorganic nanomaterials, bringing scientists a step closer to determining their effects in food and drink.

Nanotechnology risks going same way as GM, FSA study

Nanotechnology risks going same way as GM, FSA study

By Freddie Dawson

Manufacturers risk new nanotechnology-based food products being rejected in a similar way to genetically modified (GM) foods, unless they start engaging with consumers over their perceptions of the risks involved, a new Food Standards Agency (FSA) commissioned...

Nano definition raises as many questions as it answers

Nano definition raises as many questions as it answers

By Elaine Watson

The Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) has welcomed moves by the European Commission (EC) to develop a definition of nanomaterials for regulatory purposes, but raised some concerns about the draft definition currently out for consultation.

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

Nanotechnology in food: What’s the big idea?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Let's get talking about nanotech. The science of the very small has filled the food industry with big ideas – but industry is torn on how to present nanotechnology to consumers, stalling product development.

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