FAO/WHO expert meeting the application on nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors: potential food safety implications

Book
Subtitle: 
[Meeting report]

 
Governments, industry and science have identified the potential of nanotechnology in the food and agriculture sectors and are investing significantly in its application to food production. However, owing to limited knowledge of the effects of these applications on human health, the need for early consideration of the food safety implications of the technology is recognized by stakeholders.
 
 In response to this accelerating development, FAO and WHO convened an Expert Meeting on the “application of nanotechnologies in the food and agriculture sectors: potential food safety implications” in order to identify further work that may be required to address the issue at global level.
 
Seventeen experts from relevant disciplines, such as food technology, toxicology and communication, met at FAO headquarters on 1–5 June 2009 and focused in working groups and during plenary sessions on three main areas: the use of nanotechnology in food production and processing; the potential human health risks associated with this use; the elements of transparent and constructive dialogues on nanotechnology among stakeholders.

Date and language
Jan 2010
English
ISBN: 
978-92-5-106506-8 (FAO)
Vocabulary
Agris Subject Categories: 
Food Security
Location
Physical Location: 
FPMU Documentation Center
Classification Number: 
O-2010-46
Other information
Pagination: 
109

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