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Nanotechnology in Food Products

Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-13772-0ISBN-10: 0-309-13772-1
Copyright © 2009, National Academy of Sciences.


On December 10, 2008, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) held a oneday workshop to further explore the use of nanotechnology in food. Specifically, the workshop was organized around three primary topic areas: (1) the application of nanotechnology to food products (“Session 1”); (2) the safety and efficacy of nanomaterials in food products (“Session 2”); and (3) educating and informing consumers about the applications of nanotechnology to food products (“Session 3”). Ten experts who have been involved in food nanotechnology since its inception and who are recognized as world authorities in the field were invited to give presentations. Each session comprised three or four presentations, followed by open discussion.