Nanotechnology

Learn more about the application and implications of nanotechnology on the food industry and food safety policy. Includes fact sheets and papers that describe its scientific and industrial impact.

USDA. National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Provides report highlights, funding programs, research news, NIFA partners, contacts from NIFA's nanotechnology research grant programs, and more.

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

This report provides the Task Force's initial findings and recommendations. It includes: a synopsis of the state of the science for biological interactions of nanoscale materials; analysis and recommendations for science issues; and analysis and recommendations for regulatory policy issues.

International Risk Governance Council.

Discusses the use of nanomaterials in food cosmetics, the need for information, public perception and participation, regulatory background and legal requirements for risk assessment, risk assessment for three sample nanoscaled materials, and voluntary codes for the responsible use of nanoscaled materials.

The Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.

Reviews a biological perspective on nanostructures in foods, FDA's oversight of nanotechnology applications in foods, and regulatory issues concerning food and nutrient products containing nanomaterials.

University of Minnesota. Center for Science, Technology, and Public Policy Humphrey Institute.

Presents a comprehensive introduction to nanotechnology and agrifood applications, risk and oversight issues, and research on nano oversight. Contains several dynamic illustrations, charts, and tables.

National Nanotechnology Initiative.

Provides a multi-agency framework to ensure U.S. leadership in nanotechnology that will be essential to improved human health, economic well being and national security.

European Food Safety Authority.

Introduces nanotechnology's impact on food and describes the nature of its risk assessment and the EFSA's role in its oversight. Includes publications, press releases & news stories, FAQs, events, and public consultations & calls for contribution.