Nanotechnology in the Food Chain

Nanotechnology in the Food Chain

The international symposium on Nanotechnology in the Food Chain will be held in Brussels on 24 November 2010. This Symposium is organised in the framework of the Belgian Presidency of the EU Council.

Nanotechnology is a novel technology with many promising applications emerging for the areas of agriculture and food (smart packaging, agrochemicals, etc.). It has the potential to bring significant benefits to both the industry and consumers, but may also introduce potential risks for human health and the environment.

The Symposium will present the current knowledge regarding these applications, opportunities and risks of nanotechnology in the food chain, but will also consider the gaps in knowledge, legislation and control methods, in order to inform an international audience of policy makers, consumers, researchers, industrial representatives, etc.

Complete information on the Symposium may be found on:

http://www.favv-afsca.fgov.be/nanotechnology
Source: EFSA – European Food Safety Authority

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