This section contains reports and assessments published or updated during the years 2010 - 2019.

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council (National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine [United States]).

June 2010

This Institute of Medicine/National Research Council report was written in response to a congressional request that the U.S. ood and Drug Administration (FDA) contract with the National Academies for a comprehensive study of gaps in public health protection provided by the food safety system in the United States. In particular, the study was to review the role of the FDA in ensuring the safety of the nation’s food supply. The committee that conducted this study hopes that the recommendations in this report will help the FDA in achieving the very important goal of protecting the health of the American public.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (United Nations).

June 2010

A number of emerging nanotechnologies could potentially provide significant benefits in various sectors, including food, water and agriculture. New and emerging applications such as water purification systems, rapid pathogen and chemical contaminant detection systems, and nano-enabled renewable energy technologies applied along the food chain may be the new tools to address some of the challenges pertaining to sustainable agricultural development as well as food safety and food security that countries are facing today – in particular developing countries.