Nanotechnology applications are currently being researched, tested and in some cases already applied across the entire spectrum of food technology, from agriculture to food processing, packaging and food supplements. In our special Food Nanotechnology section we have prepared an overview of this area.
Specifically in agriculture, technical innovation is of importance with regard to addressing global challenges such as population growth, climate change and the limited availability of important plant nutrients such as phosphorus and potassium.
Nanotechnology applied to agricultural production could play a fundamental role for this purpose and research on agricultural applications is ongoing for largely a decade by now.
A recent “Workshop on Nanotechnology for the agricultural sector: from research to the field”, held on November 21-22 2013, reviewed the state-of-the-art of R&D of nanotechnology for the agricultural sector and analyzed possible markets and commercial pipeline of products. The proceedings from this workshop are now available for…
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