Walgreens filed a motion with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to block an inquiry from shareholders expressing concerns that its store-brand infant formula may contain engineered hydroxyapatite.
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.
The benefits for nano-packaging, showing how it can overcome current food and drink industry challenges in terms of shelf life, distribution or sustainability, need to become more apparent in order to ensure widespread commercial implementation, says...
The Atlantic Ocean separates continents; it also separates schools of thought on the definition of nanotechnology. In order to educate manufacturers and consumers on nanotechnology a definition is critical.
Environmental group Friends of the Earth (FOE) has called for a
moratorium on the use of nanotechnology in the food chain, claiming
insufficient research has been carried out into its effect on human
health and the environment.
The majority of consumers do not think that nanotechnology should
be used in food applications, according to a survey from German
risk assessor BfR, and they are more likely to trust information
from consumer groups than politicians...
In an exclusive interview, Professor Niels Christian Nielsen,
winner of this year's Danisco Award, shared his thoughts with
Stephen Daniells on the rise of nanotechnology and gave insight on
this fascinating new area of the food...
Nanoengineered products for the food sector -- including
a smart RFID nano sensor -- took centre stage at a two day
conference held 20-21 November in Braga, Portugal to discuss the
science of the miniscule.
Since nanotechnology was first used to develop the 'seed
pre-crystallisation' technique in chocolate, many companies have
been investing in the new technology to transform processing
methods and product formulation.
Nanotechnology offers food production many potential benefits, but
its development must be guided by appropriate safety assessments
and regulation if risks are to be minimised, according to a UK