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Nanomaterials in food and agriculture: The big issue of small matter for organic food and farming

Paull, John (2011) Nanomaterials in food and agriculture: The big issue of small matter for organic food and farming. In: Neuhoff, Daniel; Halberg, Niels; Rasmussen, I.A.; Hermansen, J.E.; Ssekyewa, Charles and Sohn, Sang Mok (Eds.) Proceedings of the Third Scientific Conference of ISOFAR, ISOFAR, Bonn, 2, pp. 96-99.

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Nanotechnology is the study of very small matter, of materials where one dimension is less than 100 nanometres. Surveys reveal that consumers are generally ignorant of nanotechnology, are concerned of its risks versus benefits, expect labelling of products incorporating nanotechnology, and a big issue for respondents is particularly the use of nanotechnology in food. Organic standards of Australia, Canada, Demeter-International and the UK’s Soil Association exclude nanomaterials, however a general nanotechnology exclusion across the organics sector is lacking.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:nanotechnology, nanoparticles, nanofood, regulation, organic certification.
Subjects:"Organics" in general
Values, standards and certification
Food systems
Knowledge management
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2011: IFOAM OWC: 3rd ISOFAR Scientific Conference
UK
UK > Univ. Oxford
Related Links:http://orgprints.org/13569/1/13569.pdf, http://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:49479164-2785-4f04-b311-8f8a96f14872, http://www.isofar.org
Deposited By: Paull, Dr John
ID Code:19528
Deposited On:17 Nov 2011 17:12
Last Modified:17 Nov 2011 17:12
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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