Nanotechnology

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

Coalition recommends label declaration for use of nanotechnology

By Hank Schultz

A coalition of NGOs has released a policy recommendation on how companies should move forward on the use of nanotech in foods and supplements. The document recommends corporate transparency and label declarations for the use of this technology.

Nanotechnology is a hotly debated topic in the US and EU

NGOs sound warning on nanomaterial risk

By Joseph James Whitworth

Advocacy groups are calling on companies using nanomaterials to take steps to avoid or reduce the risks in food products and packaging.

Nanotechnology used in packaging, cooking surfaces could help stop the spread of pathogens.

Cornell Food Systems Global Summit

Advances in nanotechnology can improve food safety and prep

By Elizabeth Crawford

A consumer backlash based on the fear of the unknown may have temporarily blocked marketing of nanotechnology in foods, but the ability to manipulate particles 100,000 times smaller than a strand of hair could improve food safety and prep, according to...

Nanotechology: No longer the 'Wild West' of science?

Nanotechology: No longer the 'Wild West' of science?

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Nanotechnology has become just one of many tools available to food companies looking to improve food safety, delivery of nutrients, or food packaging, transitioning from the 'Wild West' of science, according to deputy director of the National...

FDA sued over lack of nanotech petition response

FDA sued over lack of nanotech petition response

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

A coalition of consumer advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), demanding that it respond to a 2006 petition to require labeling of nanotech ingredients in consumer products, and extra health and environmental...

Report urges industry to stay ahead of nanotech regulation

Report urges industry to stay ahead of nanotech regulation

By Caroline Scott-Thomas

Food companies should aim to stay ahead of regulation to ensure the safety of foods that use nanotechnology, urges a new report from As You Sow, a non-profit organization that aims to increase corporate accountability.

Quality of nano toxicity data is ‘not great’, says expert

Quality of nano toxicity data is ‘not great’, says expert

By Elaine Watson

The limited nature of many toxicity studies into engineered nanoparticles used in the food and dietary supplements industry makes it very difficult to draw firm conclusions about their safety, according to one expert in the field.

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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